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					                                               2010-2011 Academic Calendar

                             JULY 2010                         AUGUST 2010                        SEPTEMBER 2010
   Summer Term

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                            APRIL 2011                          MAY 2011                            JUNE 2011
   Spring Term




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Summer Term:
  Evening Students Begin: Monday, July 5, 2010          End: Saturday, September 18, 2010
  Day Students     Begin: Wednesday, July 7, 2010       End: Saturday, September 18, 2010
                   Monday, July 12, 2010 - Day classes follow Tuesday schedule
                   Monday, September 6, 2010 - Labor Day - College Closed - affected classes see
                   Blackboard
Fall Term:         Begin: Monday, October 4, 2010 End: Saturday, December 18, 2010
                   Thursday - Sunday, November 25 - November 28, 2010 -
                   Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
Winter Term:       Begin: Monday, January 3, 2011       End: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Spring Term:       Begin: Monday, April 4, 2011         End: Saturday, June 18, 2011
                   Monday, April 25, 2011 – College Closed – affected classes see Blackboard
                   Monday, May 30, 2011 - Memorial Day - College Closed - affected classes see
                   Blackboard
                                  Central Pennsylvania College
                             Campus on College Hill & Valley Roads
                                           P.O. Box 309
                                   Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
                                         1-800-759-2727
                                      www.centralpenn.edu
                                  admissions@centralpenn.edu
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Table of Contents

Big Eight Philosophies .................................................................................................................. 3

A Message from the President ...................................................................................................... 4

A Short History of the College ..................................................................................................... 5

Accreditations and Approvals ........................................................................................................ 7

Admission Information ................................................................................................................. 7

Financial Information.................................................................................................................. 12

Financial Aid ............................................................................................................................... 14

Campus Life ................................................................................................................................ 19

Campus Services ......................................................................................................................... 20

Student Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 21

Philosophies and Policies............................................................................................................. 22

Leadership Across the Curriculum .............................................................................................. 33

Academic Programs and Degree Requirements .......................................................................... 35

Bachelor Degree Programs .......................................................................................................... 39

Associate Degree Programs ......................................................................................................... 51

Certificate Programs .................................................................................................................... 65

Course Descriptions .................................................................................................................... 69

Directories ................................................................................................................................. 125

Academic Calendar 2010-2011 ................................................................................................. 133

Important Dates & Events ........................................................................................................ 134

Directions to Central Pennsylvania College .............................................................................. 135

Index.......................................................................................................................................... 136

Academic Planning Page ........................................................................................................... 139




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Big Eight Philosophies
Appearance
  By maintaining an appearance policy in academic buildings on class days, you will develop good
habits and build a professional wardrobe for your career success.


Attendance
  Central Pennsylvania College challenges students to be learners who assume responsibility in
preparing for the business world. Student presence and participation in the classroom or in online
courses is an important component of this challenge.


Conduct
   Central Pennsylvania College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all students,
faculty, staff, and visitors. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a lawful and responsible
manner. Just as in the community where inappropriate actions may cause you to lose your job or
lose your lease, Central Penn follows a published judiciary process, which recommends appropriate
disciplinary action.


Drug and Alcohol Use
  Central Pennsylvania College further promotes academic integrity and professional success
through promoting an alcohol-free and drug-free college environment.


Grades
  Central Pennsylvania College values a quality work ethic, as do employers. Through an
environment that embraces academic integrity and effort, quality student work is rewarded
through academic achievement.


Hands-on Education
  Central Pennsylvania College strives to serve as the bridge that connects students to their
professional dreams through a high-quality, career-oriented education. This philosophy embraces
experiential hands-on learning and enables the College to gauge its success on the employment
successes of its graduates.


Service/Community Service
   Central Pennsylvania College adopts a philosophy of community mindedness that prepares
graduates to be contributing members of society. Combining aspects of service with career-
oriented education helps to create model citizens.


Technology
  Central Pennsylvania College embraces the need to be technologically competent in today’s
world. Students, faculty, and staff must feel comfortable using today’s technology to improve their
productivity and value.
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A Message from the President




Your Bridge to Success
   Serving as “Your Bridge to Success” is the motto with which Central Pennsylvania College is
identified. For the last 34 years I have devoted my professional career to keep this as our focus.
Fortunately, I am blessed with a wonderful faculty and staff who do just that. As you may imagine,
I have witnessed many graduates make their professional mark over time. I, along with my fellow
colleagues, delight in the accomplishments of our graduates. Their successful careers cover a wide
variety of fields from corporate executives and business owners to legal, medical, travel, and sales
professionals. Regardless of your career choice, a Central Penn education can truly serve as your
bridge to success.
   While diversity is evident at Central Penn, it is also what makes us unique. Students of all ages
can continue their education in a variety of formats — as traditional students living at Central
Penn’s suburban Harrisburg campus, as commuters attending day or evening classes at Central
Penn Lancaster or at the College’s newest location, Central Penn Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania, or through the College’s partnership with McCann School of Business and Technology
in Sunbury, Hazelton or Pottsville as well as through fully online programs. The common thread
that ties together a recent Baltimore high school graduate taking classes in suburban Harrisburg,
with a 30-year-old working, single mother taking classes at Central Penn Lancaster, is unwavering
determination. Both possess high values and a willingness to work hard and embrace change as they
master the skills, knowledge, and attitudes today’s employers demand and deserve.
   All of us working at Central Penn seek to serve students by guiding them toward the shared
goal of achieving career dreams. This student-centered culture runs deep in our veins. Faculty are
here to teach, to share their expertise using hands-on techniques, and to light a fire that helps
students embrace learning by focusing on education that is useful. That fire shines bright in the
eyes of eager students and successful graduates alike.
   One visit should be all it takes to feel the caring commitment we embrace when it comes to
student success. Expectations are high, and we model those expectations as we lead by example.
   You don’t need an appointment to visit Central Penn’s website or campus. Naturally, we hope
those seeking higher education and advancement will, like thousands of students over the last 129
years, join the Central Penn family. Allow Central Pennsylvania College to serve as “Your Bridge
to Success.”
                                                      Keep smiling,




                                                     Todd A. Milano
                                                     President
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A SHORT HISTORY                                       both practical and symbolic purposes. The
                                                      Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library opened
OF THE COLLEGE                                        its doors in October 2002. In addition to
   Central Pennsylvania College traces its            serving Central Penn’s academic needs, it
history to 1881, when Joseph N. Currey                houses a collection of personal development
founded the Pennsylvania Business College at          and leadership materials from many of the
307 Market Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.        country’s top motivational speakers and
For the next 89 years, a continuous series of         authors. Constructed in the spring of 2003, the
career-oriented business colleges existed on          Craiger C. Parker Amphitheatre showcases
Market Street in the heart of the business            the College’s core values and provides a scenic
district of Harrisburg. Their main focus was          setting where outdoor classes and other
always clear – to provide career-oriented             activities can be held.
education.                                               In 2004, Central Pennsylvania College
   In 1922, Professor William H. Hartsock             began offering online as well as blended
was relieved from his position as head of the         courses and opened its first additional location
accountancy department at the Harrisburg              – Central Penn Lancaster. Since that time the
Business College/School of Commerce located           College has expanded to the Lehigh Valley
at 15 South Market Square. Numerous faculty           area, developed a partnership with McCann
and anywhere from 150 to 250 Harrisburg               School of Business and Technology in
Business College students followed Professor          Sunbury and Hazleton, and has plans to open
Hartsock, who, on October 30 that same year,          other locations.
opened the doors to Central Pennsylvania                 Educational offerings at Central Penn
Business College less than three blocks               include a wide variety of practical, high-quality,
away. By 1923, all predecessor institutions           career-focused programs. The College offers
(Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg            traditional and continuing education programs
Business College/School of Commerce)                  as well as fully online courses, bachelor degree
were non-existent. Only Hartsock’s Central            completion programs, and blended courses to
Pennsylvania Business College survived.               meet the needs of adult learners. Since 2005
   In 1970, Central Pennsylvania Business             when the College was granted permission
School moved across the Susquehanna River             from the Middle States Commission and
to Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Bart and Jean            the Pennsylvania Department of Education
Milano began the creation of the School’s             to offer two fully online degree programs,
current suburban Harrisburg campus,                   online offerings have grown to include 12
featuring all new structures that included            fully online degree programs and two online
academic buildings, apartment-style housing,          certificate programs. Additional bachelor
and recreation facilities. The transition from        degree programs continue to be submitted
business school to college began in 1977 when         for review by the Pennsylvania Department
the Commission on Higher Education of the             of Education. The College currently serves
Middle States Association of Colleges and             approximately 1150 traditional-age residential
Schools accredited Central Penn. In 1999 the          and non-residential students and working
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized               adults across central Pennsylvania.
Central Penn as a two-year college with                  Central Pennsylvania College is Harrisburg’s
degree granting privileges. In December of            four-year, private, residential co-educational
2000, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education           college. In addition to academic buildings,
approved Central Pennsylvania College to              conference center, library, historic bridge, and
operate as a four-year degree granting college.       Parker Amphitheatre, the 35-acre campus
   In 2002, the College doubled the size of           includes furnished apartments, townhouses,
its academic buildings with the opening of            recreational facilities, and a child development
the Advanced Technology Education Center,             center. In 2006 the College completed a
which also houses a conference center and             $1,000,000 learning facility featuring a crime
restaurant. Later that year, Henszey’s Bridge,        lab, a physical therapist assistant clinic, and a
an 1869 wrought iron structure listed in the          medical assisting lab.
National Historic Register, was restored and             Financial struggles face many students;
placed in the center of the campus. It serves         Central Penn is no exception. The Central

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Pennsylvania College Education Foundation                that connects students to their professional
exists to help worthy students; and in June              goals through a rich assortment of career-
2007, the Foundation announced completion                centered programs by embracing hands-on
of its $1,000,000 Campaign for Scholarships.             learning and today’s technology. Our vision
   Central Penn’s mission is to provide an               is of a regional career college that reaches out
education that prepares its graduates to                 to form partnerships with alumni, employers,
obtain employment or advancement in their                educational institutions, and the community.
chosen field, continue their education, and be
contributing members of society.
                                                         Mission

Academic Philosophy                                        Central Penn’s mission is to provide an
and Programs                                             education that prepares its graduates to
                                                         obtain employment or advancement in their
   Central Penn’s hallmark is high-quality,              chosen field, continue their education, and be
career-oriented, college-level education,                contributing members of society.
which is provided by a qualified, caring, and
dedicated faculty and staff. The College’s
focus is on students and their educational               Core Values
development, thus enhancing their ability to                Integrity. Integrity refers to ‘wholeness.’
think critically and succeed professionally.             It indicates that we are in congruence with
The College’s educational goal is to provide             what we say and who we appear to be. This
its students with the knowledge, attitude,               value represents our aspirations both as
professional demeanor, and skills necessary to           individuals and as an institution. Integrity is
secure meaningful employment in their chosen             the foundation upon which our lives are lived
career field.                                             and our College carries out its mission.
   Students prepare for professional success                Professionalism. This attribute refers to
by demonstrating academic excellence in                  personal conduct, attitude, and appearance.
the classroom and through application of                 The faculty and staff model it. The policies at
their newly-learned skills in experiential               Central Penn, such as appearance, attendance,
educational activities. Central Penn students            and an alcohol- and drug-free environment,
not only learn theory, they also learn by doing          make it easy for students to learn and practice
and by participating in activities related to            professionalism.
their major.                                                Service. Our goal is to provide a service
   Although the focus of education at Central            to students, each other, and our community.
Penn is on career preparation, all degree                We are customer-service driven at all levels,
programs have general education requirements             from the classroom to staff offices to the
that help graduates develop traits that prepare          administration. Our students are encouraged
them for the workforce.                                  to provide service to the community, reminding
   The College seeks to create a stimulating             them that the end purpose of education is to
learning environment in which students                   make this world a better place for others.
participate in their personal development                   Respect. Respect, the esteeming of others,
through a variety of educational experiences.            is modeled by our faculty and staff and is
At Central Pennsylvania College, we strive to            expected of students. At Central Penn, we also
instill in our students a lifelong desire to learn       know that this helps to bring out the best in
and to be contributing members of society.               others. Respect is a two-way street, and is a
                                                         very necessary ingredient for us to continue
Vision                                                   to be Central Pennsylvania’s premier career
                                                         college.
   Our vision for Central Pennsylvania College              Educational Focus. Preparing Students
is a diverse student population benefiting               for Success. Central Penn measures its success
from caring faculty and staff, credentialed              by the success of its graduates. Our mission
practitioners who delight in teaching.                   statement says that we “provide an education
Collectively, we work to create the bridge               that prepares graduates to obtain employment
                                                         or advancement in their chosen field.” We seek
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to impart a love of learning, but the desired end        have received your General Equivalency
result of learning is the practical application of       Diploma (GED), or Pennsylvania Home
knowledge and skill so that the Central Penn             School Diploma. We welcome applications
graduate is able to succeed in the field of his           from students seeking to prepare for a career
or her choice and be a contributing member               or a promotion. Students seeking work-
of society.                                              related skills enhancement are classified as
                                                         non-degree, non-program students (NDNP).
ACCREDITATIONS                                           Students applying with a grade point average
AND APPROVALS                                            (GPA) of 2.0 or below in high school or
                                                         another college or university, if accepted,
  Accredited by: Central Pennsylvania                    will be placed on academic probation. Please
College is accredited by the Middle States               submit an application for admission, an
Commission on Higher Education, 3624                     official copy of your high school and/or college
Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104                    transcript(s), and attend a personal interview
(267.284.5000). The Middle States                        with the Admissions office. Consider this
Commission on Higher Education is an                     your invitation to call the Admissions office
institutional accrediting agency recognized              at 800.759.2727 and set up a campus visit for
by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the               you and your family or friends.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  Approved by: Secretary of Education,
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to award the               Proof of Eligibility
Bachelor of Science degree, the Associate in                All applicants to Central Pennsylvania
Science degree, and the Associate in Applied             College are required to provide proof of
Science degree.                                          eligibility through the provision of an official
                                                         high school diploma, transcripts, a GED or a
Program Accreditations                                   home schooling certificate, or in some cases
and Approvals:                                           an attestation of one of the aforementioned
                                                         items.
   Criminal Justice Program approved by the
Association of Former Intelligence Officers
(AFIO).                                                  Student Definitions
   Legal Studies Program approved by the                 Continuing Education Student
American Bar Association (ABA).                             Students who primarily enroll part time
   Paralegal Program approved by the                     in the evening, online, blended, off campus,
American Bar Association (ABA).                          or weekend courses are considered non-
   Medical Assisting Program accredited by               traditional students and will be assigned to
the Commission on Accreditation of Allied                Continuing Education services. Non-degree
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).                      and part-time students who take courses for
   Physical Therapist Assistant Program                  professional development will also be assigned
accredited by the Commission on                          to Continuing Education for advising and
Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education              Continuing Education services.
of the American Physical Therapy Association
(CAPTE/APTA).                                            Traditional Student
                                                            A traditional student is defined as a student
ADMISSION INFORMATION                                    entering Central Penn primarily out of high
                                                         school or directly from an associate program
                                                         as a full-time, degree-seeking student. These
General Requirements                                     students will be assigned to full-time faculty
                                                         for advising and preregistration.
  Central Penn offers programs leading to
the Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science,
and Associate in Applied Science degrees.
To be considered for admission into a degree
program, you must be a high school graduate,

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Admission Requirements for                             professional history or for those who engage in
Online Degree Programs                                 a disqualifying activity while attending Central
                                                       Penn may be precluded from obtaining an
   Continuing Education students are                   internship or employment in the career field
permitted to enroll in completely online degree        after graduation.
programs at any time. Traditional students may
enroll in fully online programs provided that
they are in good academic standing. Traditional        Admission Requirements for
students on probation are not permitted to             Bachelor of Science Program
enroll in fully online programs until they have        in Information Technology
either completed a minimum of 10 credits and           (BSIT) and Associate of
are successfully removed from probation or             Science Program in Computer
take one college-level course and earn a 3.0 or        Information Systems (CIS)
higher. Students should discuss how being a
fully online student will impact their financial           Admission to the BSIT program requires
aid with the Financial Aid office, and online           that a student has completed two units of
students may only live in campus housing with          secondary math with a “C” or better, to include
the approval of the Student Services Dean or           Algebra II. Admission to the CIS program
designee.                                              requires that students have completed two
                                                       units of secondary math with a “C” or better,
                                                       to include Algebra. It is strongly recommended
Admission Requirements for                             that students enrolling in the BSIT program
Bachelor Degree Programs                               have successfully completed one networking
                                                       or programming course; those who do not
   Traditional students are required to                meet this requirement are encouraged to enroll
have a 2.0 or higher GPA in high school,               in the CIS program until they have completed
demonstrated success in college-level work, or         two terms.
permission of the Academic Dean. Students
not meeting these criteria should first enroll in
a comparable associate degree program. Upon            Admissions Requirements
successful completion of two terms with a 2.0          for Accounting Programs
or higher cumulative GPA, associate degree
students may transfer into a bachelor degree              All applicants must successfully complete,
program.                                               with a “C” or better, two units of secondary
                                                       math, to include algebra. This adequately
                                                       prepares students for learning the upper-
Admission Requirements for                             level college math required in the programs
Criminal Justice, Criminal                             and within specific courses. Completion of at
Justice Administration, and                            least one accounting course in high school is
Homeland Security Management                           strongly recommended.

   A personal and professional background
investigation is a required component of               Admission Requirements
virtually all federal, state, and local agencies       for Medical Assisting
offering internships or employment to grad-
uates of Criminal Justice degree programs.               All applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA
   Only those persons who are capable                  (“C” average).
of passing a governmental background
investigation and would otherwise be eligible
                                                       Admissions Requirements for
for a governmental security clearance should
consider enrolling in a Criminal Justice,
                                                       Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Criminal Justice Administration, or Homeland             The Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Security Management degree program.                    must limit enrollment due to classroom space
   Individuals who enter these degree                  and available clinical facilities. Minimum
programs with a disqualifying personal or              academic standards may be set. Students
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will be ranked according to the following             the above GPA requirements, the student will
admissions criteria:                                  automatically be dismissed from the PTA
                                                      program and encouraged to change their
1. To enter the Physical Therapist Assistant
                                                      major.
   Program, you must have completed the
                                                         PTA Application Deadline: There are two
   following secondary school courses: one
                                                      separate application deadlines during the
   unit of biology, one unit of chemistry or
                                                      calendar year for enrollment into the program.
   physics, and two units of math (one of
                                                      The application deadline to begin during
   which is algebra). A grade point average
                                                      the summer term is April 1. The application
   of 2.5 or better is required overall in
                                                      deadline to begin during the winter term is
   the above mentioned secondary school
                                                      November 1. Up to 30 students will be accepted
   courses for traditional students and an
                                                      during the summer and winter terms.
   overall grade point average of 2.5 or better
                                                         All applicants must complete a campus
   is required with a minimum of 12 college
                                                      interview with an admissions counselor in
   credits for transfer students. Due to the
                                                      order to receive additional information and
   academic rigor of the program, a GPA of
                                                      forms to complete the application process
   3.0 and SAT or ACT scores are preferred,
                                                      for consideration into the program. Only
   but not required.
                                                      complete applications will be considered for
2. Due to the specificity of the PTA                   admission to the program.
   Program, PTA core courses must be taken               If a student is not granted admission to
   at Central Pennsylvania College. There             the PTA program, the student will have the
   will be no transfer credits accepted for           option to roll over their application for the
   PTA core courses.                                  next admission deadline. The application will
                                                      be kept on file for one full year from the time
3. Observation Hours: Prior to an                     of the original application date. After the year,
   application being considered to                    the file will be invalid; and the applicant must
   the College, you must complete 20                  begin the entire admissions process again.
   observation hours in at least two different
   physical therapy facilities. A PT or PTA
   working in each facility must validate all         Application Deadline
   observation hours. Observation hours
   must be submitted with your admission                 Although the deadline for submitting an
   packet to Central Pennsylvania College.            application for admission is ten working days
                                                      prior to the first day of each term, we urge
4. Reference Forms: Two reference forms               you to apply early, particularly if you wish to
   must be completed and mailed separately.           live on campus and plan on using financial
   Please provide those completing your               aid. Campus housing facilities are limited, so
   letters of reference a pre-addressed               timing is important.
   envelope to Central Pennsylvania
   College’s Admissions Department.
                                                      Application Procedures
5. When choosing a major, all students
   should take into consideration that certain        1. For an application, please call the
   professions require background checks.                Admissions office at 800.759.2727
   This is also true for many internship sites.          between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday
                                                         through Friday. The application is
   Students who do not meet the minimum                  also available on the internet at www.
requirements of 75% of the total evaluative              centralpenn.edu.
requirement points may be admitted to the
PTA program on a contingency basis. If a              2. Ask your high school guidance office to
student is admitted on a contingency basis,              mail your official transcript directly to the
the student MUST complete ALH120 and                     Admissions office. A Graduate Equivalent
ALH120L with a minimum GPA of a 2.0                      Diploma (GED) or Pennsylvania Home
(C) and maintain an overall GPA of 2.88 (B-)             School Diploma is also acceptable.
for their first term. If a student does not meet          Continuing Education students order
                                                         transcripts at the time of their interview.
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3. Admission consideration is based upon                 you are required to take the TOEFL exam.
   a written 50-word essay, high school                  The score will become a part of your student
   grade performance, and requires a                     file and will be used during the admission
   personal interview at the College campus.             process. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is
   Admission for students over 21 years                  required for admission. In some cases, the SAT
   of age is based upon a written goal                   II English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
   statement, high school and/or college                 may be substituted for the TOEFL or required
   performance, and a required interview.                of U.S. citizens whose primary language is
                                                         other than English. You are required to submit
4. In some cases, the Admissions                         copies of your Permanent Resident Card or
   Committee may request three letters of                Temporary Resident Card along with your
   recommendation and you may be accepted                application. Please contact the Central Penn
   as a freshman under a probationary status.            Admissions office for specifics.
   This means that you must achieve no less
   than a “C” average (2.0 GPA) during your
   first term at Central Penn in order to be              Lifelong Learning
   retained as a student.
                                                            Consideration will be given to extending
5. Your application and official transcript(s)            credit through Lifelong Learning based on
   will be reviewed as soon as we receive                work/life experience. If you are interested
   them. You will be notified of your                     and possess five or more years of experience,
   acceptance or next step in the admissions             contact the Continuing Education Dean
   process within one week of our receiving              for further information. The cost of courses
   all materials.                                        waived via Lifelong Learning is equal to one-
                                                         third the tuition of the course being waived.
                                                         Associate degree-seeking students can earn a
Housing Procedures
                                                         maximum of nine credits. Bachelor degree-
   You should indicate on the admission                  seeking students can earn a maximum of 18
application whether you wish to commute from             credits.
your home, live off campus, or live on campus.
If you wish to live on campus, you must pay
the $100 enrollment deposit to facilitate                Standardized Testing
the mailing of a housing packet, which will              After Admission
include a housing application, medical history           Placement Tests
form, meningitis vaccination waiver, and lease.          Central Penn administers the COMPASS
Applicants younger than 17 or older than the             test offered through ACT, Incorporated.
age of 22 will be reviewed on a case-by-case             The COMPASS test is a self-adaptive test
basis and may require an interview before a              used to determine placement in English
housing decision is made.                                and/or algebra. Students may be required to
   To reserve a space on campus, return the              take a remedial course based on placement
signed lease and housing application with                examination results.
your security deposit of $250, $200 of which                Remedial classes do not carry credit applied
is refunded when you abide by the lease. This            to graduation. However, remedial course fees
deposit is refundable only after the terms of the        are consistent with three credit courses, as they
lease are fulfilled. Space is limited and housing         also require 44 hours of instructional time. In
cannot be guaranteed, so early payment of the            most instances, financial aid will cover your
housing deposit is suggested.                            remedial coursework.
                                                            All new students are required to take the
                                                         placement exam, which includes English,
International Student/Non-                               algebra, and a writing sample. Transfer
U.S. Citizen Application                                 students may be exempt from certain aspects
  Central Penn is authorized under federal               of testing, based on transfer courses. Transfer
law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. If            students need to communicate with test
you are not a native English-speaking student,           proctors regarding transfer courses and testing

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needs. In the event that a student wishes to             courses required by the American Bar
be placed in all remedial classes, the student           Association (ABA) at Central Pennsylvania
may sign a waiver form with the admissions               College.
counselor.

                                                         Transfer Student
Transfer                                                 Application Procedures
   Though the primary purpose of Central                    If you are interested in transferring credits
Penn’s programs is to prepare you for a career,          to Central Penn from your high school or
many courses may be applied toward a bachelor            another accredited post-secondary institution,
degree, should you continue your education               follow this procedure:
at Central Penn or another bachelor degree-
granting institution. The college to which               1. Send your completed application, noting
you intend to transfer determines acceptance                the extent of your academic training
of transfer credits. If you plan to transfer to             beyond high school.
another institution after graduation, you are            2. Ask your high school and each college/
urged to consult that institution’s catalog                 university attended to mail an official
as early as possible and confer with the                    transcript directly to our Admissions
appropriate office regarding transfer.                       office.
   If you are interested in transferring credits
from another institution, you should notify              3. After your application and all official
the Admissions office or the Continuing                     college transcripts have been received, a
Education office. Only grades of “C” or higher               transcript evaluation will be conducted.
(through articulation agreements or from                 4. Courses which are parallel to courses
outside institutions) will be considered for                offered at Central Penn will be counted as
transfer credits and each situation is dealt with           transfer credits if a grade of “C” or better
on a case-by-case basis. English Composition                was earned in at least a 100-level course.
courses can be transferred provided they                    Advanced placement, college in high
are from a regionally accredited college or                 school, articulated courses, CLEP, and
university. Otherwise, English Composition                  Dantes testing may also transfer.
courses will be considered for potential transfer
credits once the student has taken and passed            5. You will receive a listing of the credits
the College placement examination. The                      accepted and courses remaining for degree
majority of your total credits must be taken at             completion. The transfer credits will be
Central Penn.                                               made a part of your permanent record.
   In addition, a student that has already
                                                         6. We reserve the right to administer an
received an associate degree from Central
                                                            appropriate examination for transfer
Pennsylvania College and wishes to enroll in
                                                            credits.
the bachelor program must complete a change
of major form to initiate a transfer evaluation.            You will also be asked to verify if any of
Many credits transfer within the College;                   your transferable credits from your former
however, it is wise to consult with your Advisor            institution were earned online.
prior to the change.
   You may appeal a credit transfer decision by          7. Transfer students must complete at least
forwarding a written request to the Academic                one-half of their degree-program credits
Dean within 45 days of receipt of the decision.             at Central Pennsylvania College.
Written requests should be explicit in                      Should you have any questions about this
identifying the credit hour or course transfer           process, contact the Academic Dean.
decision that is being appealed. The decision               Additionally, while attending Central Penn,
of the Academic Dean is final.                            if you wish to take a course off campus and
   Students seeking an Associate in Science              transfer those credits, you should make an
degree and transferring into the Paralegal               appointment with the Academic Dean, who
program must take 12 credits of the Specialty

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will help you to determine if that course credit               Tuition and Expenses
may be transferred to Central Penn.                            Note: These 2010-2011 rates are subject to change July
Foreign Transcripts                                            2011.
Central Pennsylvania College does not                          Fixed Expenses per Term
evaluate transcripts from non-U.S. schools.                    Tuition (per credit) all majors .......................... $380
If the student attended a college or university
                                                               Student/Technology Fee (5 or more credits) ... $240
outside of the United States, the student
must arrange, at his or her expense, to have                   Student/Technology Fee (4 or less credits*) .... $148
their academic record evaluated on a detailed,                 *some zero credit classes may have a student fee
course-by-course basis by a U.S. credential                    Individual Townhouse Bedroom................... $1,860
evaluation service. This process usually takes                 Standard Townhouse Bedroom .................... $1,530
from four to five weeks and generally costs
                                                               Standard Apartment Bedroom ..................... $1,325
$125.
                                                               Security Deposit .............................................. $250
Acceptable Credential Evaluation Services:                     Board (option 1) .............................................. $355
1. Educational Credential Evaluators, P.O.                     Board (option 2) .............................................. $445
   Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                            Board (option 3) .............................................. $540
   53203-3470. Tel: 414.289.3400. Fax:
                                                               Utilities/CATV/Internet ................................. $295
   414.289.3411. e-mail: eval@ece.org.
                                                               Variable Expenses per Term
2. World Educational Services, P.O. Box
   5087, Bowling Green Station, New                            Textbooks - (estimated) - amount will vary if able
                                                               to buy used books) ................................$350 - $450
   York, New York 10274-5087. Tel:
   800.937.3895. Fax: 212.739.6100. e-mail:                    Personal (estimated) .............................$150 - $250
   info@wes.org.                                               Transportation (estimated) ...................$150 - $300

3. Academic Credentials Evaluation                             One-time Expenses
   Institute, P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills,                    Graduation Fee ................................................ $125
   California 90212. Tel: 310.275.3530. Fax:                   Uniform ..................................................$50 - $150
   310.275.3528. e-mail: acei@acei1.com.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION                                          Billing and Payment Dates
                                                               Summer 2010
                                                               Bills Mailed - May 21, 2010
Registration Fee                                               Payment Due - June 11, 2010
   Within 30 days of receiving the registration                Fall 2010
fee notice, a $100 registration fee* is to be paid             Bills Mailed - August 20, 2010
to reserve a position in the entering class. This              Payment Due - September 10, 2010
fee is deducted from your first tuition.                        Winter 2011
                                                               Bills Mailed - November 19, 2010
                                                               Payment Due - December 10, 2010
Housing Security Deposit                                       Spring 2011
  A housing security deposit of $250* is                       Bills Mailed - February 18, 2011
                                                               Payment Due - March 11, 2011
required, $200 of which is refunded when you
abide by the lease.                                            Summer 2011
                                                               Bills Mailed - May 20, 2011
*If you request cancellation within five calendar days
                                                               Payment Due - June 10, 2011
of payment, this fee is fully refundable. A request for
cancellation, which is not made in writing, shall be           Fall 2011
confirmed in writing by you within an additional                Bills Mailed - August 26, 2011
period of five calendar days. After five calendar days or        Payment Due - September 16, 2011
after ten calendar days absent of written confirmation,
the school may retain all of the monies paid.                  Winter 2012
                                                               Bills Mailed - November 25, 2011
                                                               Payment Due - December 16, 2011

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Payment                                                  Textbooks
   Tuition and expenses are paid by the term                All Central Penn students order new and/
approximately three weeks before the term                or used textbooks directly from our textbook
starts. MasterCard, Discover Card, American              vendor via internet or telephone. The cost
Express or eCheck may be used to make                    of textbooks varies with the courses you are
payment through our payment portal @                     taking each term. If you purchase all new
centralpenn.edu. Payment can also be made                textbooks, the cost may be as much as $450
by check or money order. Please visit our                per term. Students must have their textbooks
web site for payment plan options. If unusual            prior to the first day of class.
circumstances or extreme hardship makes
it impossible for you to make full payment,
contact the Business office to make special               Refund and Distribution Policy
arrangements.
                                                            Pursuant to federal and state regulations,
                                                         Central Pennsylvania College has developed,
Student / Technology Fee                                 and applies on a consistent basis, the following
                                                         policy:
   A student fee of $148 (four or less credits)             When a student completely withdraws
or $240 (five or more credits) per term is               from the College or drops a course, tuition will
required. It covers all the services listed below        be calculated in accordance with the following
as long as you are enrolled at Central Penn.             guidelines, and any refund is made within 30
The student fee is nonrefundable.                        days. The last day of class attendance will be
   The student/technology fee includes, in               considered the withdrawal or drop date. Your
part, the following: local phone service; postal         withdrawal or drop date will be your last date of
services; campus security; parking; student ID;          class attendance. If the last date of attendance
online Library services; EBSCO; computer                 cannot be determined, the institution shall use
labs; internet; all other technology usage;              the date the College had knowledge of the
full- and part-time employment assistance;               student’s withdrawal.
insurance (details in your Student Handbook);               Please note that any reduction applies
a copy of your first transcript; swimming pool;           only to tuition. Fees are nonrefundable. Rent
basketball, volleyball, and game courts; picnic          charges, fees, and any other charges are not
areas; activities such as dances and sporting            refundable if a student leaves the College any
events; campus clubs and organizations; and              time during the term.
the orientation weekend.                                 Withdrawal Date........................ Tuition Reduction
                                                         During 1st week ............................................... 75%
Graduation Fee                                           During 2nd week.............................................. 55%
                                                         After 2nd week ................................................... 0%
  Graduating students pay a $125 fee. It
covers the processing and framing of your                   The Financial Aid office is required by
degree, the graduation ceremony, and lifetime            federal statute to recalculate federal financial
employment service.                                      aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop
                                                         out, or are dismissed prior to completing 60%
                                                         of a payment period or term. The federal Title
Uniforms                                                 IV financial aid programs must be recalculated
   You are required to wear a uniform if you             in these situations.
enroll in the Medical Assisting or Physical                 If a student leaves the institution prior
Therapist Assistant programs. You will                   to completing 60% of a payment period or
receive information regarding uniforms after             term, the Financial Aid office recalculates
enrolling.                                               eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is
                                                         based on the percentage of earned aid using
                                                         the following Federal Return of Title IV funds
                                                         formula:


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•   Percentage of payment period or term               •   Federal Pell Grants for which a return of
    completed equals the number of days                    funds is required
    completed up to the withdrawal date
                                                       •   Federal Supplemental Opportunity
    divided by the total days in the payment
                                                           Grants for which a return of funds is
    period or term. (Any break of five days or
                                                           required
    more is not counted as part of the days
    in the term.) This percentage is also the          •   Other assistance under this Title for
    percentage of earned aid.                              which a return of funds is required (e.g.,
                                                           LEAP)
  Funds are returned to the appropriate
federal program based on the percentage of                If a student does not register or return for
unearned aid using the following formula:              a new term, or fails capstone/internship, the
                                                       student may be withdrawn.
•   Aid to be returned equals 100% of the
                                                          Note: All information presented regarding
    aid that could be disbursed minus the
                                                       financial aid eligibility and program availability
    percentage of earned aid multiplied by the
                                                       reflects current regulations and policies. This
    total amount of aid that could have been
                                                       information is subject to change.
    disbursed during the payment period or
    term.
                                                       FINANCIAL AID
   If a student earned less aid than was
disbursed, the institution would be required to           Central Pennsylvania College recognizes
return a portion of the funds and the student          the need for financial aid to help students
would be required to return a portion of the           meet the cost of higher education. Therefore,
funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds           the College provides grants, scholarships,
are returned, the student borrower may owe a           loans, and Work-Study through federal,
balance to the institution.                            state, private, and institutional sources to help
   If a student earned more aid than was               eligible students meet some of those costs.
disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe        Funds are awarded to defray direct educational
the student a post-withdrawal disbursement             costs, such as tuition, fees, and residence
which must be paid within 120 days of the              costs (for on-campus students), and indirect
student’s withdrawal.                                  educational costs such as books and supplies,
   The institution must return the amount              transportation, room and board (for off-
of Title IV funds for which it is responsible          campus and commuter students), and other
no later than 30 days after the date of the            personal expenses.
determination of the date of the student’s                The initial source of funds used in meeting
withdrawal.                                            college costs is the amount that the student
   Refunds are allocated in the following              and the student’s family can contribute. We
order:                                                 will then attempt to supplement the family’s
                                                       contribution with the financial aid resources
•   Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans                that we administer. In fact, over 89% of Central
                                                       Penn students received some form of financial
•   Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
                                                       assistance during the fall 2008 term.
•   Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans                    The Financial Aid office at Central Penn
    (other than PLUS loans)                            is here to help you! Please contact the office
                                                       if you have any questions about the financial
•   Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans                   aid process, the application forms, the types
•   Federal Perkins Loans                              of aid that we administer, or if you would like
                                                       to set up a personal interview to discuss your
•   Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans                        individual circumstances.
•   Direct PLUS Loans




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General Eligibility Requirements                         March 15, the Financial Aid office will have
                                                         the ability to notify students of their financial
  To receive financial aid from Central                  aid eligibility prior to the summer term billing.
Pennsylvania College and the Federal Student             Students who file the financial aid forms after
Aid programs, a student must:                            March 15, may not know their status until
•   Demonstrate financial need.                           after the term begins.
                                                            The Financial Aid office may request
•   Maintain satisfactory academic progress.             additional documentation to support your
                                                         request for financial assistance. Parents and
•   Be enrolled in an eligible degree or
                                                         the student may be required to submit signed
    certificate program.
                                                         copies of their Federal Income Tax returns,
•   Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6         including their W-2s and all schedules. Your
    credits). Students enrolled on a less-than-          financial aid package cannot be finalized until
    full-time basis (less than 12 credits) may           all requested documentation has been received
    have their financial aid reduced. Some                and reviewed by the Financial Aid office.
    students enrolled on a less-than-half-time
    basis (less than 5 credits) may qualify only
    for a Federal Pell Grant.                            Financial Aid Programs
•   Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent               The following programs are the major
    resident (eligible noncitizen).                      financial aid resources available to you. You may
                                                         receive assistance from one or any combination
•   Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant             of all of these programs, in what is called a
    or be in default on a Federal Perkins                financial aid package. Your eligibility for these
    Loan (formerly NDSL), Federal Stafford               programs is based on your completion and
    Loan (formerly GSL), Parent Loan for                 submission of the forms described previously.
    Undergraduate Students (PLUS), or                    Awards are not automatically renewable. You
    Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS).                must reapply each year.
•   Students cannot take more than 50% of                   Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant
    their courses online or blended without              is a federally-funded entitlement program
    affecting your PHEAA State Grant                     to assist needy undergraduate students.
    eligibility.                                         Eligibility for Pell Grants is determined by
                                                         the U.S. Department of Education based on
  The Pennsylvania State Grant Program                   the FAFSA. Pell-eligible students may receive
has separate eligibility criteria. If you reside         the grant even if enrolled less than half time.
outside the state of Pennsylvania, you must              Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree
contact your state grant agency to see if you can        are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
qualify to bring a state grant to a Pennsylvania            Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
college.                                                 – The ACG is a federally-funded program
                                                         to assist needy undergraduate students. To
                                                         qualify, a student must be a U.S. citizen, Pell
Financial Aid Application Process                        Grant recipient, considered a first- or second-
                                                         year student, and a full-time student. The
   In order to apply for all federal and state
                                                         student also must have passed a rigorous high
financial aid programs, students must complete
                                                         school program and graduated high school
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
                                                         after January 1, 2005.
(FAFSA) form and Financial Aid form. These
                                                            National Science and Mathematics Access
forms are used to determine the ability of the
                                                         to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) – The
student (and family) to contribute financially
                                                         SMART Grant is a federally-funded program
toward an education. Students must reapply
                                                         to assist needy undergraduate students. To
for financial aid each year.
                                                         qualify, a student must be a U.S. citizen, Pell
   The Financial Aid office recommends that
                                                         Grant recipient, considered a third- or fourth-
students file the FAFSA and the Central Penn
                                                         year student, a full-time student enrolled as
Financial Aid Application by March 15 of
                                                         an Information Technology major, and have a
each new filing year. By filing the forms by
                                                         cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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   PHEAA State Grant – The state of                       credits or more) may borrow up to a maximum
Pennsylvania provides grants to bona fide                 of $5,500 per academic year. Fourth-year
residents who demonstrate financial need, have             (senior) students’ loans are prorated based
not received their first baccalaureate degree in           on the number of credits attempted for their
any field, and are enrolled in classes on at least         last term. Students must begin repayment
a half-time basis. The Pennsylvania Higher                of their Federal Stafford Loans six months
Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)                       after they graduate or drop below half-time
administers the program, but the institution              status. Minimum repayment of a Federal
certifies the eligibility of the student to receive        Stafford Loan is $50 per month, but the actual
the funds. Students not enrolled in a fully               payments will be based upon the total amount
online-degree program may take up to 50% of               borrowed, the length of the repayment period,
their degree requirements online or blended               and the type of repayment plan chosen by the
per term without financial aid implications.               borrower. Students may qualify for different
Students who exceed 50% will not be                       repayment programs. Check with your lender
PHEAA State Grant eligible. Please contact                for the various options.
the Financial Aid office for more information.                Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan –
   PHEAA also administers a grant program                 This loan program provides low-interest
with the Pennsylvania National Guard, as                  loans to students who demonstrate little or no
well as a program for students in high tech               “need” for a Federal Stafford Loan. The terms,
programs. Contact the Financial Aid office for             conditions, and loan limits are the same as a
more information about these programs.                    Federal Stafford Loan except that the federal
   Federal Supplemental Educational                       government does not pay the interest on behalf
Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – This                           of the student. The student is responsible for
federally-funded program provides financial                the interest and can either pay the interest
assistance to students who demonstrate                    on the loan monthly or quarterly, or choose
exceptional financial need and are Pell Grant              to have the interest capitalized. Interest
eligible. The amount of the award is based on             capitalization means that the lender adds the
need and the availability of funds. Students              unpaid interest to the principal balance of a
with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to              loan. Your repayment options are the same as
receive a Federal Supplemental Educational                the Federal Stafford Loan.
Opportunity Grant.                                           PLUS Loan – The PLUS program provides
   Federal Work-Study Program – The                       educational loans to parents who borrow
Federal Work-Study Program is a federally-                on behalf of the dependent student. PLUS
funded program that provides part-time                    borrowers do not have to demonstrate need,
employment to students who demonstrate                    but they are required to have a credit check
financial need. Positions are available                   performed to confirm their ability to repay
throughout the institution and at selected off-           the loan. The maximum amount that a parent
campus sites. Federal Work-Study students are             can borrow is the student’s cost of education
paid an hourly wage for actual hours worked.              less any financial aid that the student receives
Federal Work-Study earnings are paid directly             during the loan period. The interest on the
to the student on a bi-weekly basis. Awards are           loan is variable but is capped at 9%. Repayment
made to students on a fund-availability basis.            of the loan begins 60 days after the final
   Federal Stafford Loan – This loan program              disbursement, unless the borrower meets the
provides low-interest loans to students who               criteria for a deferment. Contact your lender
demonstrate financial need. The interest on                for more details.
these loans is variable, not to exceed 8.25%.                Private Loans – Central Penn has
Applications for a Stafford Loan are available            agreements with several lending institutions
in the Financial Aid office.                               to provide students and their parents with
   First-year (freshman) students may borrow              affordable alternative loans that can be used to
up to a maximum of $3,500 per academic                    supplement your financial-aid award package.
year, and second-year (sophomore) students                These loans differ in the amounts that can
(earned 36 credits or more) may borrow up                 be borrowed, the interest rate used, and
to a maximum of $4,500 per academic year.                 repayment terms. In most cases, the student
Third-year (junior) students (earned 72                   is the borrower and the parents are the co-

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signer. Contact the Financial Aid office or             through the Foundation, visit http://
go to www.centralpenn.edu to find how these             foundation.centralpenn.edu.
loans can help you finance your education at              Central Penn receives notification
Central Penn.                                          throughout the year about local private
                                                       scholarships that are made available to
                                                       prospective and current students. The
Agencies                                               Financial Aid office, through various sources,
                                                       notifies students who are viable candidates of
   Central Penn’s Financial Aid office
                                                       the available scholarships. Also, you should
works with governmental agencies and local
                                                       work with your local high school guidance
organizations that provide qualified students
                                                       office to find sources of local and regional
with additional sources of financial assistance.
                                                       financial aid. Scholarships received by students
Some of these agencies include Office of
                                                       must be reported to the Financial Aid office.
Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the
                                                       These are considered a resource and must be
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services.
                                                       considered as part of your financial aid award
   Students who qualify for Veteran’s Benefits
                                                       package.
must notify the Financial Aid office once they
are admitted to discuss their benefits. The
Veterans Administration requires Central               Financial Aid Academic
Penn to monitor veterans’ progress during              Progress Policy
their enrollment. It is the responsibility of
the Financial Aid office to certify a veteran’s            The Higher Education Act requires that a
eligibility for benefits.                               student be maintaining satisfactory progress
   Students who have questions or concerns             in the course of study he/she is pursuing in
about their funding from any agency can                order to receive financial aid under the student
contact the Financial Aid office. We will be            financial assistance programs authorized by
happy to work with you and the agency.                 Title IV of the Act. These programs include
                                                       the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
                                                       Educational Opportunity Grant, ACG,
Scholarships                                           SMART, Federal Work-Study Program, and
   Central Pennsylvania College offers                 Federal Loan programs.
numerous scholarships, totaling over $600,000             This policy for financial aid recipients is
each year. All 2010 U.S. high school graduates         implemented in order to be in compliance
may apply. Scholarship criteria vary, but may          with current federal regulations. The policy
include: academic record, activities, essays,          reads as follows:
financial need, and a personal interview. Some             A student’s permanent academic record
scholarship students are required to maintain a        will be reviewed after each spring term to
2.8 minimum cumulative grade point average             determine academic progress. The entire
and live on campus to retain the scholarship.          record will be reviewed even if the student was
Information and application forms are                  not a financial aid recipient during part or all
available from high school guidance counselors         of the time of his/her prior enrollment.
or from the Central Penn Admissions office.                Financial aid will be awarded to full-time
Additional scholarships may be available from          students who fulfill their course requirements
other sources than those listed. Please contact        within a normal time frame for program
the Financial Aid or Admissions office or visit         completion and achieve a minimum grade
the financial aid tab on the College website.           point average (GPA). Students who enroll
   The Central Pennsylvania College                    less than full time will have their financial
Education Foundation awards scholarships               aid calculated based on the appropriate
two times per year to current and incoming             enrollment status. All students will adhere to
students. Scholarships are dispersed in various        the same quantitative and qualitative measures
amounts and awarded based on financial                 for satisfactory progress requirements.
need, academic performance, and student                   For financial aid purposes, a normal time
involvement/community service. For more                frame for program completion and minimum
information or to apply for a scholarship              grade point average is as follows:

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Qualitative Measures:                                     SAP Appeal Process:
   Full-time students pursuing an associate                  If unusual circumstances, such as injury to
degree cannot exceed the equivalent of nine               the student, illness to the student, a change
quarters or 116 credits to complete their degree          in educational objective or death of an
requirements. Full-time students pursuing a               immediate family member occurs, the school
bachelor’s degree cannot exceed the equivalent            may waive the satisfactory academic progress
of 15 quarters or 188 credits to complete their           requirement of the student. The school may
degree requirements. All students must obtain             choose to waive the satisfactory academic
a cumulative GPA once they have attempted                 progress requirement if the student has
a certain amount of credits. A review of their            experienced undue hardship due to special
GPA will be performed after each spring term              circumstances. Waivers will be reviewed on a
is completed. Below is a chart of the GPA                 case-by-case basis. For special consideration,
requirements of credits earned.                           a student must complete a Financial Aid


    Credits Earned    GPA requirement    12 Credits Per Term     9 Credits Per Term   6 Credits Per Term

    First Year        1.50               Pass 8 credits          Pass 6 credits       Pass 4 credits
    Second year and
                      2.0                Pass 8 credits          Pass 6 credits       Pass 4 credits
    beyond

Quantitative Measures:
                                                          Appeal Request Form and submit it to the
   All full-time students must successfully               Financial Aid Director. The appeal will then
complete at least eight new credits each term to          be reviewed by the Financial Aid Advisory
maintain academic progress. Part-time students            Committee. The student will be notified in
are expected to earn at least four new credits            writing as to the status of their appeal.
each term. Our definition of “new credits”
excludes failures and withdrawals, which are              Financial Aid Reinstatement:
courses attempted, not completed. Incompletes
are not counted toward credits completed until               To be reinstated for financial aid once
after the course work is successfully completed           a student has been denied aid due to lack
and posted by the Records and Registration                of progress and no appeal has been filed or
office. Repeat courses will not count toward               an appeal has been denied, a student must
credits completed for satisfactory academic               successfully complete the remaining credits
progress since the credits were already counted           needed to make progress with a minimum 2.0
toward the quantitative standards the first time           term grade point average (C). No aid will be
the course was completed.                                 given until this requirement is accomplished
                                                          and the student’s permanent academic record
Evaluation Of Aid Eligibility                             has been reviewed by the Financial Aid
                                                          Advisory Committee. Students who have an
•     The academic progress of financial aid
                                                          appeal granted must complete their next term
      recipients will be monitored each spring.
                                                          with a GPA of 2.0 or better and complete all
•     Students failing to meet the standards              courses they register for successfully.
      set forth will be denied Federal Financial
                                                          Status Notifications:
      Aid. Students will be notified of their
      status and the requirements they need to               Students may be issued a Financial Aid
      reinstate their aid.                                Warning if they complete less than 8/4
•     At the end of the probationary term,                credits (full time/part time) during any term
      the student’s academic record will be               of enrollment and get less than the minimum
      reviewed. If progress has not been made             GPA requirements, or if during a term, they
      the student’s financial aid will remain              withdraw from a course or are notified of a
      denied.                                             failing midterm grade. This is done to notify
                                                          students that if they continue to perform

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poorly, they may violate the academic progress                  cultivate a sense of responsibility both for
policy.                                                         oneself and for one another as future leaders
                                                                in our society.
Grade Level Advancement Policy:
                                                                   Student Services at Central Penn is
   First-time freshman students are considered                  committed to the belief that an educational
Grade Level One students. Once the student                      environment with a mission centered on
has successfully completed 36 credits, they                     responsibility and respect will significantly
are considered sophomore students, or Grade                     contribute to a healthier and better society.
Level Two. Junior students, or Grade Level                      Central Penn strives to attain these goals
Three students, have successfully completed                     through providing students with:
72 credits, and to reach senior status, Grade                   •   Dedicated involvement of faculty and
Level Four, a total of 108 credits must have                        staff.
been successfully completed. Students who
transfer credits into their Central Penn major,                 •   Leadership experiences that directly
and the Records and Registration office posts                        enhance marketability for employment
their applicable credits onto their permanent                       and promote the development of human
academic record will be permitted to have                           potential.
these credits applied towards determining
                                                                •   Part-time job opportunities that support
their grade level status. Students who transfer
                                                                    and complement chosen career directions.
between majors at Central Penn will only have
those credits which apply to their new major                    •   Involvement in clubs and organizations
count towards academic grade level. This                            that expand exposure to professional
policy is established for determining Grade                         career fields and involvement in volunteer
Level Status for Stafford Loans.                                    programs that instill and cultivate a sense
All information presented regarding financial aid                    of community service.
eligibility and program availability reflects current
regulations and policies. This information is subject to        •   An intercollegiate athletic program —
change.                                                             Central Penn belongs to the Eastern
                                                                    Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference
CAMPUS LIFE                                                         (EPCC).
                                                                •   A program of intramural campus sports
                                                                    and activities that accents the importance
Student Services Philosophy
                                                                    of mental, emotional, and physical well-
   At Central Penn, Student Services embodies                       being.
all the educational and developmental aspects
of a student’s life that are not directly related
to the classroom experience. Central Penn                       Housing
takes these responsibilities as seriously as its                   Unlike most colleges, Central Penn
commitment to academic excellence and its                       provides apartments and townhouses. They
long-standing success in preparing students                     are considered some of the nicest living
for the workforce.                                              accommodations on any college campus.
   Just as an appearance policy challenges                      Freshman housing provides students with a
students’ “seriousness of purpose” for entering                 furnished apartment-style residence and is
a career field, so do the high standards of                      available to students who have completed less
Central Penn’s living and learning environment                  than 35 credits.
challenge students’ commitment to developing                       Upperclassman housing consists of furnished
their potential as responsible adults. Students                 townhouses. Students are eligible to transition
are challenged through a campus environment                     to the upperclassman units if they have no
free of alcohol and drugs. These values and                     disciplinary sanctions indicating that housing
high standards of both living and learning are                  will be forfeited, have successfully completed
at the heart of Central Penn’s Student Services                 9-12 months, and space is available.
program. A caring, well-trained, professional                      Furnished units include complete kitchens,
staff serves students through programs that                     air conditioning, basic and standard cable

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television service, local phone service (a land            Also, there are many special events through-
line phone is not included), coin-operated              out the year, which give you opportunities to
laundry facilities on-site, and are close to            get involved and experience new and exciting
campus buildings and amenities. All student             things.
housing also has wireless internet access.
Utilities include water, sewage, electric, gas,
trash, and local area telephone. Each unit’s            Beyond Campus
phone line, located in the kitchen, provides
                                                           Our 35-acre campus is located in
direct dialing to every apartment, townhouse,
                                                        Summerdale, a picturesque community of
or on-campus office. If students would
                                                        less than 1,000 people. Harrisburg, the state
like to make toll or long distance calls, it is
                                                        capital, is just across the Susquehanna River
recommended students purchase a calling card
                                                        from campus. The city offers you many social,
or use a cell phone.
                                                        cultural, and educational activities. Other
                                                        attractions are soccer, volleyball, and minor
Roommates                                               league baseball games on Harrisburg’s City
                                                        Island, trade shows and professional soccer at
  Countless lifetime friendships begin at               the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, plus
Central Penn. We work with you to get the               concerts, museums, movie theaters, and malls
best match of roommates possible. You will              all within a short distance from campus. In
be asked to provide information about your              nearby Hershey, PA, you will find HERSHEY
personal traits and interests on the housing            PARK, Hershey stadium and arena (site of
application. You may also request to live with          many sport events and concerts) and many
someone whom you already know on the                    other local attractions.
housing application form. Student Services
will be happy to provide you with more details          CAMPUS SERVICES
or answer questions you may have regarding
roommates.                                                 Central Penn is your College. In an effort
                                                        to make Central Penn a positive living and
                                                        learning environment, there are many facilities
Physically Challenged                                   and services available to you. There is postal
Accommodations                                          service for pick up and delivery of your mail.
                                                        Stamps can be purchased in the Student
  We try to make our campus accessible to               Services office in Bollinger Hall. The Scoozi
the needs of physically challenged students.            Café is open during the week for breakfast,
Students requiring further accommodations               lunch, and dinner. The Student Union, in
should contact the Student Services Dean.               the Advanced Technology Education Center
                                                        (ATEC), offers snack machines, games, and
                                                        a place to study or just relax between classes.
Student Activities
                                                        An ATM machine and a credit union branch
   A quality education includes more than just          are located in the lower level of the ATEC.
academics. That is why you are encouraged               Coin-operated laundry facilities are available
to become involved in campus life by                    in Gale, Anne, and Mindy Halls.
participating in one or more of the many
clubs, organizations, or athletic activities.
Central Penn’s small size makes it possible for         Computer Classrooms and Labs
everyone to participate in activities and assume           Food and/or beverages (including those
leadership roles. Whether it’s basketball, golf,        with lids) are strictly prohibited in any
baseball, flag football, bowling, or one of many         computer classroom or lab. Please use the
excellent clubs or professional organizations,          student lounge, Scoozi’s, or any common area
the Student Services staff can assist you in            if you would like to eat or drink.
finding an activity that is right for you.




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Computer Services                                        Library catalogs and resources. Students will
                                                         be required to use the Library to complete
   An open computer lab and computer                     research assignments. Students have the
classrooms are located on the third floor of the          ability to chat “live” with a librarian. Students
ATEC. For your convenience, the ATEC is                  are responsible for all Library materials signed
open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m.                out in their name and may be subject to
to 1:00 a.m. You will receive a student login            fines, damage charges, or replacement costs.
account when you arrive. Campus computers                Students’ transcripts will not be released if
may be used to gain access to the Internet for           Library materials or charges are outstanding.
research and other academic activities. Guests              The Law Library, located in Bollinger
are permitted to use campus computers as long            Hall, houses the legal reference collection to
as they are accompanied by a student host.               facilitate a legal learning environment.

Employment After Graduation                              Part-time Employment
   Central Penn believes in graduate success.               Many students choose to work part time
We make every effort to help you in your job             while going to college. The Career Services
search. The Career Services staff works with             office maintains a list of available part-time
you in the preparation of your resume and                jobs and will assist you in meeting your needs.
cover letter, assists you with interviewing              On the average, students who do hold part-
techniques, and points out career opportunities.         time positions should work no more than
Central Penn annually hosts a career expo                15-20 hours per week, so they are still able to
and a summer part-time job fair. In addition,            devote adequate time to their studies.
Central Penn students are encouraged to
attend the CPEC Job and Internship Fair                  STUDENT ASSISTANCE
each February. The online career center, a
web-based job matching system, is available                 Central Penn is committed to student
to assist you in your job search. Employers              success. Students are required to take
prefer Central Penn graduates because of their           placement exams to determine proficiency in
in-depth career education, hands-on training,            areas of English and math. Correct placement
and professional demeanor.                               allows for students to begin their academic
   No college can guarantee or promise you               requirements at a level where they can be
a job after graduation. However, we will do              successful. If Central Penn cannot offer the
everything within reason to assist you in your           level of remediation necessary, developmental
job search by providing employment assistance            coursework may be required elsewhere, prior to
and referrals.                                           becoming a fully matriculated student. Central
   Employment statistics, including starting             Penn provides outlets for support or guidance
salaries, are available in the Career Resource           for the academic programs and requirements
Center. Employment services are provided                 in general education. These outlets include
for you for your lifetime. Whether you are a             student tutors and an online assistance center
recent graduate or graduated many years ago,             — SMARTHINKING. Students seeking
we are here to assist you.                               assistance beyond these means should seek
                                                         guidance from their Academic Advisor or the
                                                         Academic Dean.
Library
   The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library,             Student Tutors
located in the academic quad beside Milano
Hall, provides a variety of educational resources           Students interested in tutoring should
to enhance your college experience. By using             contact the Student Services Dean. Students
a Central Penn ID, students have access                  must have successfully completed (with an “A”
to electronic, book, periodical, and audio-              or “A-”) the course they want to tutor. Students
visual resources, as well as interlibrary loan           must also make a day/time commitment for
materials. Students also have online access to           the entire term. Students can receive credit

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for community service hours through student              by-case basis for adult students who transfer in
tutoring. An active student tutoring list is             more than 24 credits.
disseminated each term.                                     Associate degree students primarily take
                                                         courses at the 100 and 200 level. A small
                                                         number of 300-level courses are required in
Smarthinking                                             the associate programs and are reserved mostly
                                                         for the program areas. Bachelor programs
   The College provides an online/virtual
                                                         contain courses at the 100, 200, 300, and 400
learning assistance center,SMARTHINKING.
                                                         level. The 300- and 400-level courses reflect
Students connect to live tutors (through the
                                                         advanced levels of study and intensified
tools menu on Blackboard) from any computer
                                                         academic rigor.
that has internet access. Online tutoring is
                                                            It is the responsibility of the student
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An
                                                         to ensure that all courses and credits are
online writing lab allows students to submit
                                                         completed. Academic Advisors can assist
papers for e-structors to critique, with essays
                                                         students in this process. The student should
being returned within 24 hours. Tutoring in a
                                                         keep accurate records of his/her degree
variety of subject areas is available.
                                                         progress on the degree audit pages in the back
                                                         of this catalog.
Student Services
Counseling                                               Academic Dishonesty
   Student Services provides a part-time, on-
site counselor. Students may confidentially                  Academic dishonesty consists of any
seek counseling by contacting the Student                action or omission by a student that
Services office in Bollinger Hall. Additional             constitutes plagiarism, cheating, or academic
local contacts are also available for students           misrepresentation. Sanctions for academic
experiencing difficulties.                                dishonesty range from a zero for the
                                                         assignment or failing grade for the course, to
                                                         dismissal. Incidents of academic dishonesty
PHILOSOPHIES                                             become part of a student’s permanent record.
AND POLICIES                                             Repeated incidents of academic dishonesty
   The philosophies and policies explain where           throughout your time at Central Penn may
the College stands on issues that relate to the          result in dismissal.
success of each and every student who chooses
Central Penn. Philosophies touch more on                 Academic Dismissal
the reasons why. How we interpret these
philosophies, in the form of policies, is spelled           The primary reason that you enter Central
out in the Student Handbook.                             Penn is to earn a degree. If your academic
   The Vision, Mission, and Core Values                  performance indicates that you are not going
found at the beginning of this catalog serve             to achieve that goal, you will be academically
as guides when formulating philosophies and              dismissed. Once this happens, you may be in
policies.                                                a better position to reassess your future plans;
                                                         and, if Central Penn is still a part of them, you
                                                         may desire to apply for readmission. We believe
Academic Degree Requirements                             it is unfair for you to remain a Central Penn
   A cumulative grade point average of                   student if you are not making progress toward
at least 2.0 is required for graduation. All             satisfying the degree requirements. If you are
students must fulfill the necessary program               academically dismissed, your notification letter
requirements, including STS005 The Central               will outline specific requirements to meet in
Penn Experience, either IDS100 Freshman                  order to be considered for readmittance.
Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar,
and a three-credit internship/four-credit
capstone. IDS105 may be waived on a case-


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Academic Probation                                     Alcohol-free and Drug-
                                                       free Campus
   Academic probation occurs when a student
enters the College with a GPA below a 2.0,                Central Penn is committed to providing an
fails to make satisfactory academic progress,          alcohol-free and drug-free environment for
or fails required courses. If you are placed on        all students. The possession, use, or sale of
academic probation, we believe that you do             alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs is strictly
have the potential to graduate, however, your          prohibited on the campus of Central Penn and
academic performance indicates a need for              can result in expulsion.
immediate improvement. Therefore, academic
advising/counseling and/or certain restrictions
are part of probation. Students on probation           American Disabilities
are prohibited from participating in athletics.        Act Compliance
You will receive written notification from the          Learning Disabilities
Academic Dean informing you of your status.               As of July 1, 2003, students must submit a
A student who fails to meet probationary               current psychological evaluation, audiological
improvement standards will be academically             report, or other professional documentation
dismissed.                                             to the Student Services Dean for review. A
                                                       current evaluation is defined as occurring
Academic Progress/Incomplete                           within the past two years. An Individualized
Grades                                                 Education Plan (IEP) from a high school does
                                                       not provide the information needed to make
   Satisfactory academic progress is defined            an informed decision; however, an IEP can be
as a minimum of a 2.0 GPA at the end of a              submitted as extending documentation. Verbal
term. An incomplete grade of “I” is given at           requests for assistance cannot be accepted.
the discretion of a faculty member and must               Once the relevant documentation is received,
be satisfied within the time specified by that           a representative from Student Services will
professor (not to exceed six weeks after the           review and render a decision. A Notice of
end of the term); otherwise, it becomes an “F.”        Accommodations will be prepared for the
Any change in grade (except an “I”) must be            student. A meeting will be called between
made by Friday of the second week of classes           Student Services representative(s), student,
in a new term. Satisfactory academic progress          and family representative(s), if applicable, to
ensures career success.                                review the accommodations. Once the Notice
                                                       of Accommodations is signed, Central Penn
                                                       will provide the accommodations listed.
Academic Year / Day                                       At no time are the Notice of Accommoda-
                                                       tions, documentation, or meetings an indicator
   Courses are offered Monday through
                                                       that the student will pass coursework or receive
Thursday in the evenings and Tuesday
                                                       a degree. The student is the only person to
through Friday during the daytime. Saturday
                                                       guarantee their success through hard work
classes as well as online and blended classes
                                                       and perseverance. The student also has the
are also available. Typical courses run for an
                                                       responsibility to inform all professors of the
11-week term. A full-time student takes four
                                                       need for assistance.
or five courses per term. If a student desires
                                                          Central Penn is limited in the accommoda-
to schedule more than five courses, additional
                                                       tions that can be made for students.
credits must be approved by the Academic
Dean.                                                  Physical Disabilities
                                                         The existing campus meets ADA
                                                       requirements and the College attempts
                                                       to reasonably accommodate the needs of
                                                       physically challenged students. Students
                                                       needing further accommodations should
                                                       contact the Student Services Dean.


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Appearance                                              Thus, any student who fails to complete an
                                                        assigned task will be counted as absent, and
   We duplicate a business environment as               failure to complete any work within a one-
closely as possible. In business you will meet          week period will be reported as though the
people whose first impression of you influences           student had stopped attending class for a week.
their judgment of you. By maintaining a                 The last date of attendance will be determined
professional appearance policy in academic              by using the last date of the academic week
buildings on class days, you will develop good          in which the student actually completed work
habits and build your professional wardrobe             or attended class. Blended courses meet in
for your career success.                                the classroom for a minimum of 22 hours.
                                                        Scheduled meeting times are predetermined
                                                        and appear on registration materials.
Articulation Agreements
   Central Penn has established articulation
agreements with various high schools and
                                                        The Central Penn Experience
colleges. A student can articulate those courses           All students are required to take STS005
or credits stated on the articulation agreement.        The Central Penn Experience. This one-
The required paperwork for articulation must            credit, blended course is an introduction to the
be completed prior to starting a program at             College and its academic/social requirements.
Central Penn in order to receive credit. Ask            The course must be passed and is necessary for
your high school guidance counselor, college            graduation. If a student fails The Central Penn
transfer office, or any admissions counselor for         Experience, he or she is placed on academic
information about articulation.                         probation. If a student fails The Central
                                                        Penn Experience two times he or she will be
                                                        dismissed. Students admitted on probation
Attendance                                              must pass this course the first time.
   In the business world, too many absences
result in loss of pay or your job. At Central
Penn, excessive absences will result in a
                                                        Car on Campus
lower grade or failure. In preparing you for               You may have your car on campus. Cars
the business world, Central Penn reflects               must be registered and display parking permits
the generally accepted business practice on             for security reasons. Students must park in lots
attendance. Attendance policies also apply to           designated for student parking.
online coursework.

                                                        Changing Your Major
Auditing
                                                           A change-of-major fee of $50 will be
  You may attend or audit classes not included          assessed for any student changing major more
in your particular program. If auditing, you            than two times. In certain cases, students
do not take exams and do not earn a grade               in academic violation with a GPA below
or credit. Permission to audit a class may be           2.0 will be charged the fee as well. Students
obtained from the professor and approval of             transferring from an associate degree to a
the Academic Dean.                                      bachelor degree within their field will have the
                                                        fee waived. Forms are located in the Records
                                                        and Registration office. Note, such requests
Blended Courses                                         may not guarantee immediate transfer
   Blended courses are a combination of                 approval. Some cases may require approvals
classroom and online education. Students                from the Chair, Program Directors, and/or
have required classroom time and required               Academic Dean.
online coursework. Attendance in blended
courses is based on participation in the class
and completion of weekly online coursework.

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Classroom Disruption                                    enrollment application. Questions should be
                                                        directed to Central Penn’s Admissions office.
   Central Penn is a learning environment.
Compliance with the College’s policies
and philosophies is essential to promote an             Conduct
atmosphere of student and graduate success.
Students exhibiting poor or disruptive                     You are expected to conduct yourself in
behavior or who repeatedly do not follow                an appropriate manner, which is defined in
the appearance policy will be dismissed from            the Student Handbook and the Residence
the class and, potentially, the course. Once            Hall Lease Agreement. Your living comfort,
dismissed from class, the student may only              classroom atmosphere, and personal rights
return after receiving written permission from          are important and should not be infringed
the Academic Dean or designee.                          upon; therefore, guidelines for conduct are a
                                                        benefit to you. Inappropriate actions in the
                                                        community may cause you to lose your job or
Class Scheduling                                        your lease; inappropriate actions at Central
                                                        Penn may result in disciplinary action. The
   The schedule for the first-term, full-time            College follows a judiciary process, which
student is established by the Registrar and is          is published in the Student Handbook.
usually comprised of three general education            Contact the Student Services Dean for more
courses, one program-specific course, and The            information.
Central Penn Experience. Future schedules
are the primary responsibility of the student.
Advisor input should be sought. Registration            Course Load
for returning students is accessible online at
www.centralpenn.edu. Students are advised to               A typical full-time student carries 12 credits
keep proper degree-audit records in the back            per term. Students taking fewer than 12
of this catalog. After the two-week online pre-         credits per term may be classified as part-time
registration period, all registrations must have        students. Students desiring to take more than
financial clearance from the Business office              15 credits per term need permission from the
(this is the responsibility of the student).            Academic Dean. Student accounts are billed
                                                        on a per credit basis. For further information,
                                                        contact the Financial Aid office.
Class Size
   The average class size is approximately 16           Credit-by-examination Policies
students to 1 faculty. Classes range in size
                                                        Advanced Placement (AP)
from 7-55 students.
                                                           The Advanced Placement (AP) Program
                                                        offered through the College Board offers high
College in High School /                                school students the opportunity to challenge
Dual Enrollment                                         themselves to gain college credit. Students
                                                        participating in AP courses can work on
   The College offers, through special                  gaining the skills and attitudes needed to be
arrangements with high schools, the                     successful in college.
opportunity for high school students to                    Students who receive an AP exam score
take college-level courses for credit while             of 3, 4, or 5 will be granted college credit.
still attending high school. Students are               Students may transfer a maximum of 12
able to take any course for which they meet             college credits through AP examinations;
the prerequisites. Students will appreciate a           the 12 credits may not be used in addition to
significantly reduced tuition rate. Placement            articulated coursework with high schools or
testing may be required. Interested high                area vocational/technical programs.
school students should contact their guidance
counselors to determine whether a signed
agreement exists and to obtain the dual-


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College-Level Examination                               Customer Satisfaction
Program (CLEP) Exams
   Central Penn does accept CLEP                           Improving customer satisfaction is a goal
examinations for credit in identified areas.            of Central Pennsylvania College. Students are
However, at this time the College is not a              our customers. We want them to be satisfied
testing center. The closest testing center to           with their Central Penn experience. One
the College is: Harrisburg Area Community               way that the administration demonstrates
College, One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA                 our commitment to serve students better is
17110. The College follows the published ACE            by reading and reacting to their perceptions.
Recommended Credit-Granting scores. The                 Each term students are asked to honestly
course equivalency listing identifies the credit         assess faculty, staff, and the services they
Central Penn will grant for each examination            receive at Central Penn. Positive comments
and is available from the Registrar or on the           as well as suggestions for improvement are
College website.                                        shared with students, faculty, and staff. The
   A student can obtain a total of 9 credits            College genuinely appreciates students’ candid
toward an associate degree and 18 credits               assessment of administrative services. Central
toward a bachelor degree through CLEP                   Penn continues to strive to improve our services
examinations. This is also applicable to                to the student customer. Working together, our
CLEP examinations administered through                  campus will see many improvements, resulting
the Defense Activity for Nontraditional                 in higher student satisfaction culminating in
Education Support (DANTES) program.                     graduate career success. The caring faculty and
The total number of credits transferred into            staff at Central Penn want to help students
a program may not exceed one-half of the                succeed in the career of their dreams.
degree program.
CLEP for Military Personnel (DANTES)                    Dean’s List — Recognition
  Central Pennsylvania College awards credit            of Achievement
to those eligible military personnel taking
CLEP examinations through the Defense                     Students carrying six or more credits
Activity for Non-Traditional Education                  and earning a grade point average of 3.5
Support (DANTES) program.                               or better during a term, have earned a place
  For a complete listing of AP and                      on the Dean’s List. Students will receive an
CLEP examinations along with accepted                   “Incomplete” during their internship and will
equivalencies, please visit the College website.        not appear on the Dean’s List until their final
                                                        grade is submitted to the Registrar.
                                                          The following criteria are used to recognize
Credit Hour Definition                                   graduates of high achievement at graduation:
                                                        Cumulative Average       Honorary Title
  Fifteen hours of classroom lecture equal
one credit; 40 hours of laboratory work or              3.80 - 4.00              Summa Cum Laude
practicum equal one credit; a minimum of 60             3.60 - 3.79              Magna Cum Laude
hours of internship equal one credit depending          3.50 - 3.59              Cum Laude
upon the program.
                                                           In addition, a student successfully
                                                        completing the Central Penn Honors Program
Cumulative Grade Point                                  will graduate with distinguished honors.
Average (GPA)                                           Students participating in the Leadership
                                                        Development Program may also graduate with
   Students should know their cumulative
                                                        leadership designation.
GPA and keep it above 2.0 to avoid academic
probation and to graduate. Transfer credits
from another college and credits earned                 Dropping or Adding Courses
through pass/fail or Lifelong Learning are not
included in your cumulative average.                       The Registrar or Assistant Registrar will
                                                        help you change your schedule. Pay close
                                                        attention to appropriate timing within which
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to add or drop courses so as not to affect your
grades. Students may only add classes during            Grade            Grade      Description
                                                                         Point
the first week of the term. Changing from
one section of a course to another section of           A       95–100   4.0        Exceptional
the same course is considered dropping and              A-       90–94   3.88
adding a course. In order to withdraw from a
                                                        B+       88–89   3.25       Above average
course with a grade of “W,” a student must do
so prior to the close of week seven. A student          B        85–87   3.0
withdrawing after week seven will receive               B-       80–84   2.88
an “F.” It is also important that you contact
                                                        C+       78–79   2.25
the Financial Aid office and Business office
prior to making your decision. The student              C        75–77   2.0        Average
is responsible for obtaining financial aid              C-       70–74   1.88       Below average
clearance from the Business office (signature
                                                        D+       68–69   1.25
on the form). Adding and/or dropping courses
has financial implications, which are explained          D        65–67   1.00       Marginal
in the Refund and Distribution Policy.                  D-       60–64   0.88
                                                        F         0–59   0          Failing
Early Warning                                           AU         0                Audit

   Central Penn is concerned with your progress         I          0                Incomplete
and has devised a system for identifying those          L          0                Lifelong Learning
who are experiencing difficulties in achieving
success. This “early warning system” will               P          0                Pass
help direct you to the appropriate sources of           T          0                Transfer
assistance.
                                                        W          0                Withdraw
                                                        Y                           Passed waiver test
Grades
•   Students are expected to maintain a
    satisfactory academic record (2.0 GPA or           Grievance Policies
    higher) at Central Penn.                           Academic Grievance:
•   Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher                In the event of a student having an academic
    to be eligible to graduate.                        grievance with any professor, the Student
                                                       Handbook issued by the College notes the
  Definition of grades and other marks found            following policy and procedure for “Academic
on grade reports:                                      Grievance.” This process must be initiated
                                                       within four weeks of the end of the term in
A Exceptional interest and mastery of                  which the course was taken.
  subject matter
                                                       1. A student wishing to appeal a grade or
B+ Above average interest and mastery of                  academic decision or with an academic
   subject                                                concern must first meet with the faculty
C Average mastery of subject matter with no               member to discuss the issue.
  measurable deficiency                                 2. If the student and the faculty member
C- Below average mastery of subject with                  do not come to a satisfactory agreement,
   minor measurable deficiency                             the student should submit a brief written
                                                          summary of the grievance or concern to
D Marginal mastery of subject matter with                 the appropriate Chair. The appropriate
  indicated areas of deficiency                            Chair will review the concern and may
F Impaired understanding of subject with a                meet with the student. If the student’s
  deficiency in most areas                                 issue cannot be resolved at the chair level,


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   it will be forwarded to the Academic                 process, see the Continuing Education Dean,
   Dean.                                                Online Education Coordinator, the Lancaster
                                                        Dean, or the Lehigh Valley Dean.
3. The Academic Dean will render a
                                                           If a student fails the internship or capstone
   decision and inform, in writing, all parties
                                                        course, the student is automatically withdrawn
   involved in the complaint within three
                                                        from the College.
   working days.
4. The decision of the Academic Dean is
   final.                                                Lifelong Learning and Credits

Other Complaints:                                          Credits that a student transfers from
   When other complaints arise, whether they            another institution or earns through Lifelong
are student originated or from other parties,           Learning are not included in the cumulative
the following procedure applies:                        GPA, but are used in determining the
                                                        student’s satisfactory progress. Contact the
1. Any complaints that are not directly a               Academic Dean regarding transfer credits and
   matter of academic grading should be                 the Continuing Education Dean for Lifelong
   brought to the attention of the Academic             Learning.
   Advisor via a scheduled meeting, phone
   call, or in writing.
                                                        Midterm Warning
2. If the Academic Advisor and the other
   party cannot come to a resolution                       At midterm of each term, a warning is
   regarding the complaint, the party should            mailed to you if you are failing or not doing
   appeal to the Student Services Dean.                 satisfactory work in a course. Your Advisor will
                                                        also receive a copy of this warning and then
3. The Student Services Dean must be
                                                        request to meet with you. Midterm warnings
   provided with a written complaint and
                                                        and Advisor meetings are designed to help a
   a meeting with the other party will be
                                                        student improve in needed areas.
   scheduled. The meeting may be in person
   or via phone conversation.
4. The Student Services Dean will render a              Off-site Courses
   decision and inform, in writing, all parties            The College offers courses at off-campus
   involved in the complaint within three               sites. Students cannot earn a complete degree
   working days.                                        at these locations. However, students can
5. The decision of the Student Services                 choose to take a combination of online courses
   Dean is final.                                        and off-site courses. Additionally, students
                                                        may find that off-site locations offer a needed/
                                                        desired course not offered at the Summerdale
Internship/Capstone Experience                          campus. Bachelor degree-seeking students
                                                        are limited to 20 or fewer courses at an off-
   As a career-oriented college, Central Penn           site location and must be willing to take
requires all students to complete an internship.        online, blended courses, and/or courses at the
Internships range in hours from 180 to 560              Summerdale campus to complete a degree.
hours. Traditional students are eligible for
internship upon completion of all coursework
and should register for internship during their         Online Courses
final term of classes.
   Continuing Education and online students               The College offers a variety of online
complete a capstone course in place of the              courses taught in an asynchronous fashion
traditional internship. This can be done at both        using the Blackboard internet platform.
the associate and bachelor degree level. This           Students not enrolled in a fully online degree
course requires an extensive research project           program may take up to 50% of their degree
and paper related to the student’s chosen               requirements per term in an online or blended
career path. For further information on this            format without financial aid implications.

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Traditional students need written approval              Registration
from the Academic Dean to take more than
50% of their term credits online. Attendance               It is important for students to register for
in online courses is based on participation in          courses during the registration periods due
online discussions and completion of weekly             to availability of courses. Late registrants will
coursework. Thus, any student who fails to              be assessed a late fee. Traditional students
complete an assigned task will be counted               who fail to register by the close of the first
as absent, and failure to complete any work             week of classes will be withdrawn from the
within a one-week period will be reported as            College. First-time students are registered by
though the student had stopped attending                the Records office and returning students may
class for a week. The last date of attendance           register for classes online, through the College
will be determined by using the last date of the        website.
academic week in which the student actually
completed work.
                                                        Repeating Courses
                                                           If a student fails a course, that course may
Reacceptance                                            be repeated. ENG015, ENG100, ENG200,
   If a student is academically dismissed he/           IDS100, IDS105, and STS005 may only be
she may reapply to Central Penn. Students               repeated one time. Other General Education
that have been academically dismissed will              courses may be taken an unlimited number
be required to take off two terms. In order             of times. Major courses failed twice may only
to return as a full-time student, he/she will           be repeated with approval of the Academic
be required to take an approved course (at              Dean.
Central Penn or elsewhere) and earn a “B”
(3.0) or higher. Reacceptance conditions
will be outlined in your dismissal letter, and
                                                        Special Academic Opportunities
reacceptance is not guaranteed.                           Students seeking specific academic
                                                        opportunities, including Independent Studies,
                                                        Honor Studies, or The Craiger C. Parker
Readmission                                             Leadership Development Program, should
   A student whose study is interrupted for             contact their Advisor and the Academic
four or more consecutive terms must apply               Dean.
for readmission. Upon approval, the student
is subject to the curriculum and all other
academic requirements and regulations in
                                                        Undeclared Major
effect at the time of readmission.                         If you wish to attend Central Penn to
   Courses in which you receive a “D” or “F”            assess career choices, to fulfill admissions
must be retaken upon your return. Students              requirements, to enhance job skills, or to
who have been formally withdrawn may apply              pursue educational enrichment, you may be
for readmission, subject to the curriculum and          accepted without declaring a specific major.
other academic requirements and regulations             Such students may take up to 13 credits before
in effect at the time of readmission.                   declaring a major, at which time an application
                                                        for admission into a degree program must be
                                                        submitted to the Admissions office. You will
Refresher Training                                      be required to take a FOCUS evaluation that
   After graduation, you may want to return             will assist you in determining your career path.
to Central Penn for refresher training. This is         You must declare a major prior to receiving
available in your major at no charge as long as         financial aid.
classroom space is available. The Registrar can
provide further information.




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Withdrawal                                                 As part of its drug prevention program
                                                         for students and employees, Central Penn
   Traditional students must pursue their                annually distributes in writing to each student
education at Central Pennsylvania College                and employee the following information:
through uninterrupted attendance of at least
nine credits per term, from matriculation                1. Standards of conduct that clearly
through graduation. However, in the event                   prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or
of special circumstances, a traditional student             distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by
may request to take a Leave of Absence (LOA)                students and employees on Central Penn’s
from the College. The student is required to                property or as part of any of its activities;
complete an LOA form in the Academics                    2. A description of the applicable legal
Affairs Office. Residential students granted                 sanctions under local, state, or federal law
an LOA are bound by the conditions of their                 for the unlawful possession or distribution
original lease agreement.                                   of illicit drugs and alcohol;
   Traditional students who fail to register
for the next term will be withdrawn. Any                 3. A description of the health risks
student who withdraws or is withdrawn must                  associated with the use of illicit drugs and
reapply and will return under the new degree                the abuse of alcohol;
requirements.
                                                         4. A description of available drug and
   Continuing Education students can sit
                                                            alcohol counseling, treatment, or
out up to one year and return simply by
                                                            rehabilitation programs; and
registering for classes. If they return within
a year, they will return under their original            5. A clear statement of the disciplinary
degree requirements. After one year, they                   sanctions that the College will impose on
must reapply and will come back under new                   students and employees who violate the
requirements.                                               standards of conduct.
   Any student who misses eight consecutive
hours of class in each course the student                   The College will conduct a biennial review
has been enrolled in will be automatically               of its drug prevention program to determine
withdrawn.                                               its effectiveness, implement changes as needed,
   Prior to considering any withdrawal, all              and ensure that the disciplinary sanctions are
students should meet with their Advisor,                 consistently enforced.
the Business office, and the Financial Aid                   Central Penn fully supports the objectives
office. In particular, all students must be              of these laws and their related regulations.
aware that a withdrawal or a lengthy period              The College recognizes both alcohol and drug
of nonattendance may trigger repayment of                abuse as potential health, safety, and security
student loans.                                           problems. The College expects its students
   For additional information on these policies,         and employees to cooperate in maintaining a
please refer to the Student Handbook or the              college environment free from the effects of
College website.                                         alcohol and other drugs and to comply with
                                                         this policy.

The Drug-free Schools and
Communities Act Amendments                               The Family Education Rights
                                                         and Privacy Act (FERPA)
   The Drug-free Schools and Communities
Act Amendments of 1989 require an institution            Preamble
of higher education, as a condition of receiving         The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
funds or any other form of financial assistance           of 1974 establishes specific rights for students
under any federal program, to certify that it has        and/or their parents and prevents the release
adopted and implemented a drug prevention                of certain information without the written
program to prevent the unlawful possession,              consent of the student.
use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol           Generally, this federal law gives students,
by students and employees.                               former students, and alumni the right to review
                                                         in the presence of Central Penn personnel

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their own records maintained by Central Penn,                    The Records and Registration office will
including academic and financial records.                      provide the student with an opportunity to
   Parents of dependent students, as defined by                place in the records a statement commenting
the Internal Revenue Service, may have access                 upon the challenged information in the
to the Central Penn records of their dependent                education records, which will be kept so long
sons or daughters without student consent.                    as the contents are contested.
Parents do not have the right to see records of
                                                              Hearing
students who are no longer dependent upon
                                                                 If a records entry question has not been
them.
                                                              satisfactorily resolved by this informal
Inspection                                                    procedure, the student is entitled to a hearing
The student has the right to inspect, in the                  on the matter. The student shall submit a
presence of a staff member, official college                   written request for a hearing to the Records
records, files, and data primarily and directly                and Registration office. The hearing must
related to himself/herself. This right includes               be held within a reasonable time after the
an explanation of any information contained                   request and the student notified as to the time,
in these sources. The student is entitled                     date, and place of the hearing in a reasonably
to such rights within 45 days of the time                     advanced time of the hearing as to make his/
that he/she requests in writing the Records                   her presence practical.
and Registration office to initiate such an                      A hearing officer/panel will be designated by
inspection.                                                   the President (or his designate), and the student
   Education records of the student will not                  will be afforded a full and fair opportunity to
be released to the student, his parents, or any               present evidence relevant to the issues of the
third party as long as a financial indebtedness                record entry validity. The student may be
or serious academic and/or disciplinary matter                assisted or represented by an advisor of his/her
involving the student remains unresolved.                     choice, including, at his/her own expense, an
This limitation does not preclude the student                 attorney. The student will be furnished, within
from having personal access to the records                    a reasonable time following the hearing, a
— merely from obtaining the release of the                    written decision from the designated hearing
information. The student may not have access                  officer. In addition, the student is entitled to
to the confidential financial statement of                    receive a written summary of the evidence and
parents or any information contained in such                  the reasons for the decision.
statements. The student is entitled to request                   Explanatory Statement: The contents of the
copies of his/her records, files, and data at a                student’s challenge will remain a part of the
reasonable administrative cost.                               student’s record regardless of the outcome of
Note: In no case will letters of recommendation and           any challenge.
other information obtained or prepared before January
1, 1975, which were written on the assumption or
                                                              Disclosure
expressed promise of confidentiality to the authors, be           No personally identifiable information from
available for inspection, disclosure, or challenge.           education records shall be disclosed by any
                                                              means to individuals or agencies outside the
Challenge                                                     school without the consent of the student in
   The student is entitled to challenge and/                  writing, except pursuant to lawful subpoena or
or add to the factual basis of any record entry               court order, or except in the case of specifically-
contained in records, files, and/or data. The                  designated educational and government
purpose of this challenge is to ensure that such              officials as required by law.
entries are not inaccurate or misleading or in                   Information contained in such records
violation of his/her privacy or other rights as a             may be shared within the school. Records
student, and to provide an opportunity for the                originating at another institution will be
correction or deletion of any such inaccuracies,              subject to these policies.
misleading or otherwise inappropriate data                       The following is a list of public information,
contained therein. The substantive judgment                   which may be made available regarding
of a staff member about a student’s work,                     students of the College without their prior
expressed in grades and/or evaluations, is not                consent and is considered part of the public
within the purview of this right to challenge.                record of their attendance:
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1. Name                                              The student is entitled to request that any
                                                  or all of this information not be made publicly
2. Address (Local and Permanent)                  available; such a request must be made in
3. Telephone Number                               writing to the Records and Registration office.
                                                  This request shall be effective only with respect
4. Date and Place of Birth                        to directory information not prepared for
5. Major                                          release at the time the request is received by the
                                                  Records and Registration office. Such a request
6. Student Activities, including Athletics        remains effective until revoked by the student.
7. Dates of Enrollment                            Failure to Comply
                                                    If the College fails to comply with the Act,
8. Date of Graduation
                                                  the student may file a written complaint by
9. Degrees and Awards Received                    mailing it directly to: The Family Educational
                                                  Rights and Privacy Office, Department
10. Honors                                        of Health, Education, and Welfare, 330
11. Most Recent Educational Institution           Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
    Attended Prior to Admission                   20201

12. Name and Address of Parents, Guardian,
    Spouse
13. Photos
14. Classification
15. Current Course Schedule




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LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE CURRICULUM




Recognizing that you are the leaders of tomorrow, Central Penn has designed an educational
experience that affords you opportunities to become the very best you can become. I encourage you
to take advantage of those opportunities and fully embrace your education at Central Pennsylvania
College.
As you have certainly come to know, Central Penn has a unique approach to education and the
educational environment. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide you with the tools you
need to be successful in your chosen profession. Providing you with a well-rounded, experiential
education and maintaining policies that mirror the career world help to get you off to a strong
start. The infusion of leadership across the curriculum is another golden opportunity to add to your
success. Throughout the course of an academic year, you will be presented with the opportunity
to listen to and to meet successful leaders from many aspects of life. Their thoughts, ideas, and
experiences can offer you insight to some of the secrets of life. Central Penn takes great pride in
the quality of graduate that passes over our bridge. Your success is our success. I hope we serve
you well.
                                                      Regards,




                                                     Melissa Vayda, Ed D
                                                     Vice President and Chief Academic Officer




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The Craiger C. Parker Leadership                        Leadership Toolkit
Development Program
                                                           This is a dynamic three-session workshop
   The Central Pennsylvania College Craiger             that enables students to develop their skills
C. Parker Leadership Development Program                in creating agendas, taking and distributing
is open to degree-level students from every             meeting minutes, setting goals, running
major. The program aims to enhance the                  effective meetings, and building membership.
student’s major field of study. The courses are a        The Leadership Toolkit is held during the fall
compilation of interdisciplinary topics helping         term.
students to understand the connection between
the leadership process and organizations. The
program, and courses, constantly challenges             Student Leadership
students to strengthen their values, ethics,            Training Institute
and integrity that are vital components of
                                                           The Student Leadership Training Institute
leadership skills. The Leadership Development
                                                        (SLTI) is a training program for student
Program contains coursework designed to
                                                        leaders and those students who are interested
provide students a solid base in sculpting their
                                                        in leadership. The program is designed to
leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. It
                                                        enhance their development as effective leaders.
aids in preparing them for leadership roles both
                                                        The students will gain knowledge and skills
here on campus and within the chosen career
                                                        that will help them in all spheres of their lives,
field. Students will sharpen their analytical
                                                        in college as well as in their careers and home
and problem-solving skills through real world
                                                        lives. The SLTI runs during the spring term.
application of researched based theory. Since
this is interdisciplinary program, students will
gain an understanding of the role leadership
development plays in the private, public, non-
profit and community arenas. The overall goal
of the program is to produce future leaders
that our workforce is seeking.


Common Hour
   Central Penn provides the unique
opportunity for college students to develop
leadership skills and to gain perspective on
the various spiritual and cultural aspects of
life through Common Hour events. Every
Wednesday a special presentation is available
for the campus community. These events may
range from well-known speakers and leaders,
to successful graduates, musicians, artists, and
community leaders.
   All students are encouraged to attend,
but those taking Oral Communications are
required to attend the Common Hour events.
The Common Hour schedule is published
each term. Events include leadership and
cultural presentations, and club and advising
activities. Each weekly event is publicized.




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Academic Programs and Degree Requirements
   When you enroll in a degree program at              •   Applications Development
Central Penn, you can be assured that your
                                                       •   Cyber Security
course of study will concentrate in your chosen
field of study. Your curriculum will foster            •   Database Management
hands-on learning, realistic experiences, and
interaction with caring professionals who have         •   Network Management
worked in the field.                                    Legal Studies
   Every degree program at Central Penn
stresses this “learn-by-doing” philosophy,
whether it’s an online project, a classroom            Associate in Science
project, or a lab experience. Our high-                Degree Programs
quality degrees focus on career preparation.
Each program has its own advisory board of             Accounting
professionals who work in the field. These              Communications
men and women review the program and
provide recommendations that allow us to stay          Computer Information Systems with a
current with technology and other trends in            concentration in one of the following:
the field. In addition, Central Penn’s highly           •   Applications Development
qualified faculty ensure that you receive a
quality education.                                     •   Database Management
   Students pursuing a degree at Central
                                                       •   Network Management
Penn must complete one-third of their degree
requirements in general education.                     Criminal Justice
   The following is a list of programs and the
degree that each awards:                               Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                                       Marketing
Bachelor of Science                                    Paralegal
Degree Programs
Accounting                                             Associate in Applied Science
Business Administration                                Degree Programs
Students may choose a general approach to              Digital Arts
the degree or may choose a minor in one of
the following areas:                                   Medical Assisting

•   Finance                                            Office Administration

•   Healthcare Administration                          Physical Therapist Assistant

•   Management                                         Travel and Tourism Operations

•   Marketing
                                                       Certificate Programs
Corporate Communications
                                                       Accounting and Advanced Accounting
Criminal Justice Administration
                                                       Death Investigation
Homeland Security Management
                                                       Human Resources
Information Technology
Students may choose a general approach to              Intelligence Analysis
the degree or may choose a minor in one of
the following areas:

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Continuing Education Offerings
Summerdale / Harrisburg                              Corporate Communications
                                                     Criminal Justice Administration (general)
  The following programs are available to
take part time in the evening, on Saturdays,         Homeland Security Management
online, or a combination thereof:
                                                     Information Technology (general)
                                                        Students may choose to take one of the
Bachelor of Science
                                                     following Associate degree programs in a fully
Degree Programs
                                                     online format:
Accounting
                                                     Accounting
Business Administration
                                                     Computer Information Systems (general)
Students may choose a general approach to
the degree or may choose a minor in one of           Criminal Justice
the following areas:
                                                     Entrepreneurship and Small Business
•   Finance
                                                     Marketing
•   Healthcare Administration
                                                     Travel and Tourism Operations
•   Management
•   Marketing                                        Certificate Programs
Criminal Justice Administration (general)            (Available online)

Information Technology                               Accounting
Students may choose a general approach to            Human Resources
the degree or may choose a minor in one of
the following areas:                                 Intelligence Analysis

•   Cyber Security
                                                     Central Penn Lancaster
•   Network Management
                                                     Bachelor of Science
Associate in Science                                 Degree Programs
Degree Programs                                      Accounting
Accounting
                                                     Business Administration (general)
Computer Information Systems with a
                                                     Criminal Justice Administration (general)
concentration in Network Management
                                                     Information Technology (general)
Criminal Justice
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                                     Associate in Science
Online Degree Programs                               Degree Programs
                                                     Accounting
   Students may choose to take one of the
following Bachelor of Science degree programs        Entrepreneurship and Small Business
in a fully online format:
Accounting                                           Certificate Program
Business Administration (general)                    Human Resources

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Lehigh Valley Center                                       students are required to complete the
                                                           Freshman Seminar. Continuing education
                                                           students who are transferring in fewer
Bachelor of Science                                        than 24 credits are required to complete
Degree Programs                                            the College Success Seminar that also
                                                           incorporates the discussion of issues
Accounting                                                 specific to students returning to their
Business Administration (general)                          education.

Criminal Justice Administration (general)               3. General Education:
                                                           a. Humanities
Hazelton, Pottsville,
                                                           b. Math, Science, and Technology
and Sunbury Centers
                                                           c. Social and Behavioral Sciences
Degree Completion Locations
                                                        4. Program Requirements: Degree-seeking
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS                                        students should select a program of study
                                                           that relates to their career goals. Students
  The following section outlines degree                    are strongly encouraged to declare a
requirements for all programs of study at                  program of study upon acceptance.
Central Pennsylvania College. The general                  Students must declare a major prior to
education requirements comprise one-third                  receiving financial aid. Most programs of
of the curriculum in each program. General                 study consist of field-specific courses, in
education, combined with program-specific                   addition to several elective courses.
courses and hands-on education, provide a
balanced, career-oriented education.                    5. Minors: Students have the option
  All students must obtain a cumulative                    of choosing a minor within several
grade point average of 2.0 and fulfill all degree           programs of study. Minors consist of
requirements to be eligible for graduation.                specially focused courses. Within the
This includes either IDS100 Freshman                       bachelor of science degree programs in
Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar,                 Business Administration and Information
STS005 The Central Penn Experience, and a                  Technology, students who elect to not
three-credit internship/four-credit capstone               have a minor must fulfill specific level
experience.                                                (300/400) requirements in coursework.

1. The Central Penn Experience (1 credit):              6. Internship/Capstone Experience:
   Each student must take this course during               Internships are a vital aspect of the
   his/her first term. The course introduces                Central Pennsylvania College experience.
   students to College policies and academic               Central Penn measures its success by
   philosophies. This blended, one-credit                  the extent of career success experienced
   course is designed to promote student                   by its students. All students, continuing
   success and familiarize all students,                   education and traditional, must fulfill
   continuing education and traditional, with              the internship or job-related capstone
   the collegiate culture of Central Penn. It              requirement for their program.
   is required for all students.                           Requirements vary by program. However,
                                                           all internships contain a job pursuit
2. Freshman Seminar (3 credits) or                         element, which requires students to
   College Success Seminar (3 credits):                    complete a resume and participate in a
   Degree-seeking students are required to                 mock interview. Continuing Education
   complete either the Freshman Seminar or                 students are required to complete a
   College Success Seminar. These courses                  capstone course. For more information,
   introduce students to the social, political,            contact the Continuing Education Dean.
   and historical issues that shape their
   major field of study and how to conduct               7. Service/Community Service: Traditional
   academic research in that field. Traditional             students are required to fulfill a service

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   requirement prior to graduation. Students            Educational Objectives:
   seeking a bachelor degree are required               Upon graduation from Central Penn, students
   to complete 50 hours, and students                   will be expected to:
   seeking an associate degree are required
   to complete 25 hours. The hours can                  •   Integrate effective written and oral
   be earned throughout your education,                     communication into daily business
   but must be kept track of in a log which                 practices.
   can be found in the Student Handbook                 •   Use critical thinking, problem solving,
   as well as the College’s website. Service                and various research methods to support
   hours can take place on campus or in                     decisions.
   a community organization but must
   be of a volunteer and service-oriented               •   Judge the value of a process or product
   nature. Students are required to submit                  through critical reading, discussion, and
   a completed service log to the internship                analysis.
   coordinator along with their completed               •   Correlate business practices and decisions
   internship manual. Internship grades                     that are reflections of societal beliefs,
   will not be issued without successful                    attitudes, and market trends.
   completion of this service requirement.
                                                        •   Generate results by utilizing science
   Continuing Education students must                       or mathematical skills and apply those
   fulfill an alternate requirement through                  results to problem solving.
   the Continuing Education Dean.
                                                        •   Expand their knowledge base,
8. Students can earn certificates or associate               understanding, and appreciation for varied
   or bachelor degrees. Certificates are                     social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic
   comprised of 18 or 24 preselected credits.               values.
   Associate degree programs require a
   minimum of 62 credits. Bachelor degree               •   Demonstrate competence and confidence
   programs require a minimum of 125                        in chosen career field.
   credits.
   It is the responsibility of the student, with
guidance from his/her Advisor, to fulfill all
degree and program requirements. Students
should keep an accurate record of courses
taken. Audit pages are made available in this
catalog for students to track their progress.
   At the completion of either a bachelor or
associate degree from Central Pennsylvania
College, graduates will have obtained a certain
skill set. The skill set is a combination of
educational experiences from the student’s
program of study; the general education core
which includes humanities; math, science, and
technology; social and behavioral sciences; and
campus life.




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Bachelor Degree Programs
                   Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
                     The following guidelines assist students in            DGA245        Web Design
                   developing programs of study that introduce              GEO200        Geography of the Eastern
                   them to three areas of learning at Central                             Hemisphere
Bachelor Degrees




                   Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the               GEO205        Geography of the Western
                   social sciences, and math and science. These                           Hemisphere
                   areas of study provide the foundation for a
                                                                            TEC103        Survey of Windows
                   well-rounded business professional.
                                                                            TEC105        Information Technology
                   Humanities – 18 credits                                  TEC120        Structured Programming
                      Students must fulfill 18 credits within the
                   humanities. These requirements are comprised             TEC125        Microsoft Access
                   of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200 and                     TEC135        Networking Fundamentals
                   9 additional credits; 6 credits must be taken at         TEC140        Microcomputer Systems
                   the 300 level or higher. Students may choose               Students enrolled in the Accounting
                   from courses labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or                   bachelor degree program are required to take
                   PHI, as well as from the list below:                     MTH200 Statistics.
                   ALH255         Medical Law and Ethics
                                                                            Social and Behavioral Science – 12 credits
                   COM200         Technical Writing                           Students must fulfill 12 credits within
                   COM215         Communications Ethics                     the social and behavioral sciences. These
                   DGA100         Principles of Visual Communication        requirements include either IDS100 Freshman
                                                                            Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                   DGA110         Digital Photography
                                                                            and 9 additional credits, at least 6 of which
                   DGA125         History of Animation                      must be at the 200 level or higher. Students
                   IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies               may choose from courses labeled HIS, POL,
                   IDS300         Text and Film                             PSY, or SOC, as well as from the list below:
                   IDS305         Selected Topics in Film                   BUS235        Consumer Behavior
                   IDS330         Global Conflict                            BUS365        Organizational Behavior
                   IDS410         “Gumshoes”: The Detective Stories         CRI380        Psychology of the Criminal
                   LGS310         Legal Communications                      GEO100        Cultural Geography
                   LNG100         Conversational Spanish                    IDS200        Consumer Protection
                   LNG200         Coversational Spanish II                  IDS310        Superstitions & Urban Legends
                   *English placement determined by test results            IDS320        Haunted Pennsylvania
                   **Students enrolled in a fully online program may        IDS325        Nature of Leadership
                   substitute ENG220 Business Communications for            IDS400        Topics in Multiculturalism
                   ENG110.
                                                                            LGS180        Historical Perspectives of the
                   Math, Science, and Technology – 15 credits                             Constitution
                      Students must fulfill 15 credits within math,          LGS220        Torts
                   science, and technology. These requirements              LGS370        Alternative Dispute Resolution
                   include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in
                                                                            LGS415        Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   science taken at the 200 level or higher.
                                                                                          Resolution
                   Students may choose from courses labeled
                   BIO, CHM, MTH, or SCI, as well as from                   Open Electives – 15 credits
                   the list below:                                             Students must take 15 additional credits,
                   ACC105         Concepts of Accounting                    at least 12 of which must be at the 300 level
                   ALH120         Anatomy and Physiology I
                                                                            or higher. Any course not fulfilling another
                                                                            degree requirement may be used.
                   ALH130         Anatomy and Physiology II
                                                                            All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                   DGA120         Vector Graphics                           Experience (1 credit)
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Minors and Certificates:                                 homeland security management, information
   Students may select a minor or certificate            technology, and legal studies. Accounting
program from among several of the major                 students are encouraged to consult with their
programs of study offered. Minors require               academic advisor and review the state CPA
the completion of credits beyond the core               requirements so they can qualify to sit for the
requirements with a specified number at the              exam and become a CPA in their home state.
300 level or higher in a specific area within




                                                                                                          Bachelor Degrees
the major program. Certificates require the
completion of 18 or 24 credits in a specific area        Program Objectives:
and may be completed as part of the major and           •    A thorough comprehension of and the
minor program requirements or in addition to                 ability to interpret generally accepted
those requirements. Students choosing a more                 accounting principles (GAAP) and
generalized approach to their education may                  generally accepted auditing standards
opt not to take a minor. They do, however,                   (GAAS) and apply them to the business
have to complete the same number and level of                environment.
requirements choosing from a wider spectrum
of courses.                                             •    Problem-solving and research ability
                                                             relative to accounting and financial data
Bachelor of Science Degree                                   issues and procedures.
Program in Accounting                                   •    Understand the various accounting needs
                                                             of manufacturing, service, nonprofit, and
   The Bachelor of Science degree program in                 governmental organizations.
Accounting prepares students to be successful
in the accounting profession. Central Penn              •    Computer literacy and proficiency
accounting students will adapt easily to a                   in the use of software applications,
constantly changing business community,                      including, in part: internet research,
while at the same time providing a much-                     word processing, database management,
needed moral compass in the profession for                   spreadsheet administration, and
use in the decision-making process. Students                 proprietary accounting programs
majoring in accounting have the opportunity                  applicable to financial research, analysis,
to obtain knowledge in a wide variety of topics,             and reporting.
including intermediate accounting, auditing,
                                                        •    Interpret, analyze, prepare, and
cost accounting, individual income tax and
                                                             communicate financial data with
various accounting and taxation courses. The
                                                             regard to consolidations, international
objective of the Accounting program is to
                                                             transactions, and business combinations.
provide students with a baccalaureate education
to facilitate and enhance their professional            •    A heightened appreciation for
employability within their respective field of                principles of management, leadership,
study, as well as preparation for professional               administration, and supervision.
licensure or graduate study.
   On January 1, 2012, a 150-college hour               •    Strong written and oral communication
requirement will become mandatory in                         skills consistent with or surpassing
Pennsylvania for CPA certificate applicants.                  generally-accepted standards for college
In a traditional college, students usually will              graduates.
not meet the state requirement within four
years. With our accelerated class schedule,
                                                        Program Requirements:
Central Penn accounting majors can complete
the 150-college hour requirement within                    In addition to MTH200 Statistics, students
four years or less. Our accounting majors               will complete 58 credits of general education
can obtain the additional 25 credit hours by            and elective requirements. Students are
concentrating on courses that match their               required to take a core group of courses and
interests and complements their accounting              choice classes associated with their major to
degree. Examples of complementary courses               total 125 credits.
are: business administration, criminal justice,

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                   Accounting                                              courses or to concentrate in the areas of Finance,
                   Core Courses - 43 credits                               Healthcare Administration, Management, or
                   ACC100       Accounting I                               Marketing. With careful planning, degree-
                                                                           seeking students may focus their selection
                   ACC110       Accounting II
                                                                           of choice courses and concurrently earn a
                   ACC200       Managerial Accounting                      certificate in Human Resources.
                   ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
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                   ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                                                                           Program Objectives:
                   ACC320       Cost Accounting
                   ACC335       Intermediate Accounting III
                                                                           •    Understand and apply business concepts
                                                                                to business models.
                   BUS200       Finance I
                   BUS215       Microeconomics                             •    Develop skills to communicate with all
                                                                                levels of management.
                   BUS220       Principles of Management
                   BUS230       Principles of Marketing                    •    Understand the importance of the
                                                                                growth of the international markets and
                   BUS260       International Business
                                                                                how a business may function within
                   INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                      those markets.
                   LGS250       Business Law
                                                                           •    Understand the relationships required in
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                             business between various departments
                   Choice Classes - 21 credits                                  and how they must work together.
                   (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)         •    Understand and apply generally accepted
                      Students must complete an additional 21                   accounting principles (GAAP)and
                   choice credits with 15 credits at the 300 level              generally accepted auditing standards
                   or higher, from the following list of options:               (GAAS) in a business environment.
                   ACC210       Data Management Applications
                                                                           •    Understand business organizations as
                   ACC220       Income Tax
                                                                                complex systems and the implications
                   ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting                             of workplace diversity, organizational
                   ACC330       Advanced Income Tax                             change, and corporate culture.
                   ACC400       Advanced Accounting                        •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research
                   ACC405       Auditing                                        ability in a business setting.
                   ACC420       Advanced Cost Accounting                   •    Demonstrate appropriate professional
                   BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small                      manner with the highest ethical
                                Business Management                             standards.
                   BUS300       Finance II
                   BUS305       Investments
                                                                           Program Requirements:
                   Bachelor of Science                                        In addition to the 61 credits of general
                   Degree Program in                                       education and elective requirements, students
                                                                           are required to take a core group of courses
                   Business Administration                                 and choice classes associated with their major
                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in            to total 125 credits. While students can take
                   Business Administration will prepare students           a general approach to their degree, they
                   to meet the demands of today’s business.                can opt to choose a specific minor. The core
                   This program provides extensive knowledge               requirements and the minors are listed below.
                   in the areas of business background,                    Business Administration
                   management preparation, human resource and              Core Courses - 43 credits
                   communication skills, and ethics in business
                                                                           ACC100       Accounting I
                   and society. In addition, this program allows
                   students to select from among a list of elective        ACC110       Accounting II

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BUS100      Business Principles                        BUS410      Options, Futures, and Derivatives
BUS200      Finance I                                  BUS435      Personal Financial Management
BUS215      Microeconomics                             BUS440      International Finance
BUS220      Principles of Management
                                                          Healthcare Administration Minor: Cen-
BUS230      Principles of Marketing                    tral Penn’s Healthcare Administration minor
                                                       provides the student with an understanding of




                                                                                                         Bachelor Degrees
BUS245      Human Resources
BUS260      International Business                     the role of public policies and politics in the
                                                       healthcare industry, the various component
BUS325      Electronic Business
                                                       sectors of the industry, and the planning
BUS365      Organizational Behavior                    methods used within the healthcare field. The
BUS380      Business Policy Formulation                Healthcare Administration minor will prepare
INT499      Bachelor Degree Internship                 students for administrative and strategic
                                                       planning positions within all branches of the
LGS250      Business Law
                                                       healthcare industry.
STS300      Job Pursuit Seminar                           Students choosing the Healthcare
Choice Classes - 21 credits                            Administration minor must complete 21
(15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)        credits with 15 credits at the 300 level or
   Students choosing a more general approach           higher, from the following list of options:
to their education are not required to choose          ALH115      Medical Insurance
a minor. They do, however, have to complete            ALH255      Medical Law and Ethics
the same number and level of requirements              ALH320      Health Services Organization and
choosing from a wider spectrum of courses.                         Management
Students must complete 21 choice credits from
                                                       ALH330      Healthcare Policies and Politics
any courses labeled ACC or BUS, or choose a
minor listed below. Of the 21 choice credits,          ALH400      Hospital and Health Services
15 credits must be taken at the 300 level or                       Administration
higher.                                                ALH410      Health Economics and Financing
   Finance Minor: Central Penn’s Finance                           Strategies
minor provides the student with the                    ALH420      Healthcare Planning and Marketing
understanding of financial definitions,                BUS302      Health, Safety, and Security
concepts, relationships, and strategies
                                                       BUS303      Recruitment, Selection, and
involving individuals, financial institutions,
                                                                   Placement
and nonfinancial business activities. Skill in
finance is widely recognized as an important            BUS335       Insurance
component needed for professional success                Management Minor: Central Penn’s
within the corporate environment. The finance           Management minor provides the student with
minor will prepare students for positions, such        the understanding of the various management
as financial managers, account executives,             theories, the relationships required between
financial agents, and loan officers.                     departments in business, and the planning
   Students choosing the Finance minor must            and information packages used in today’s
complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the             business world. The Management minor
300 level or higher, from the following list of        will prepare students for careers in both the
options:                                               public and private sectors of the economy.
ACC200      Managerial Accounting                      Students choosing the Management minor
ACC320      Cost Accounting                            must complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the
ACC400      Advanced Accounting                        300 level or higher, from the following list of
                                                       options:
BUS300      Finance II
                                                       ACC200      Managerial Accounting
BUS305      Investments
                                                       BUS240      Survey of Sports Management
BUS320      Money and Banking
                                                       BUS270      Entrepreneurship and Small Business
BUS335      Insurance                                              Management


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                   BUS301       Retail Management                          courses, such as event planning, political
                   BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations                     communications, fund-raising and grant
                   BUS345       Operations Management
                                                                           writing, and polling. This broad offering of
                                                                           communications electives, combined with
                   BUS355       Project Management                         finely honed core classes, enables students to
                   BUS450       Labor Relations                            specialize their degree while gaining a wide
                                                                           range of communications skills that make
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                   BUS460       Evaluation and Assessment
                   BUS470       Business Seminar
                                                                           them highly marketable in the field.

                      Marketing Minor: Central Penn’s
                   Marketing minor provides the student with the           Program Objectives:
                   understanding of the application of marketing           •   Demonstrate an understanding of the
                   concepts to business models, the development                complex structure of the corporate
                   of a marketing strategy, and the effective use              communications field and have
                   of an advertising campaign. The Marketing                   knowledge of its wide variety of
                   minor will prepare students for careers as sales            sectors, such as corporate or nonprofit
                   representative, marketing research analyst,                 communications, public relations,
                   advertising coordinator, public relations                   political communications, broadcasting,
                   specialist, marketing manager, and marketing                and the print media.
                   communications specialist.
                      Students choosing the Marketing minor                •   Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency
                   must complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the             in the core areas of journalism, public
                   300 level or higher, from the following list of             relations, advertising, media relations,
                   options:                                                    and communication technologies.
                   BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling                    •   Critically analyze an organization’s
                   BUS235       Consumer Behavior                              communications with its internal and
                   BUS250       Advertising                                    external stakeholders. These groups may
                                                                               include consumers, government entities
                   BUS301       Retail Management
                                                                               and officials on all levels, community
                   BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing               organizations and citizens, employees,
                                Communications                                 investors, and the media.
                   BUS310       Fashion Analysis
                                                                           •   Show proficiency in strategic
                   BUS360       Marketing Research                             communications planning, crisis
                   BUS405       Business Marketing                             communications, media relations, and
                   BUS430       Marketing Management                           public affairs.
                   BUS470       Business Seminar                           •   Communicate effectively during formal
                                                                               speech making, project presentations,
                   Bachelor of Science                                         and interviews.
                   Degree in Corporate                                     •   Oversee a communications project from
                   Communications                                              conception to post-activity briefing.
                      The Bachelor of Science degree program in            •   Develop professionalism in both dress
                   Corporate Communications prepares students                  and demeanor.
                   for an exciting career in the fast-growing field
                                                                           •   Develop and present a professional
                   of business-oriented communications. The
                                                                               portfolio.
                   program is designed to enhance students’
                   expertise in diverse areas of communications
                   and will enable them to find jobs in a variety           Program Requirements:
                   of professional settings. Courses provide
                   extensive skill building in journalism and                 In addition to the 61 credits of general
                   public relations writing, media relations,              education and elective requirements, students
                   and crisis communications. Students also                are required to take a core group of courses
                   take a wide variety of upper-level elective
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and choice classes associated with their major            This eclectic approach enables students to
to total 125 credits.                                     design a customized educational experience.
                                                          Empowered with ability to either focus or
Corporate Communications
                                                          diversify choice classes, students enjoy the
Core Courses - 43 credits
                                                          opportunity to either generalize or specialize
BUS250       Advertising                                  their studies.
COM100       Survey of Mass Communications




                                                                                                           Bachelor Degrees
COM105       Foundations of Corporate
             Communications
                                                          Program Objectives:
COM130       Public Relations                             •   Understand key management concepts
COM205       Cases in Public Relations                        and apply these concepts to agencies
                                                              within the criminal justice system.
COM210       Contemporary Media Issues
COM215       Communications Ethics                        •   Be versed in computer software,
                                                              including word processing, databases
COM220       Journalism I
                                                              used within the profession, basic
COM225       Writing for Public Relations                     accounting concepts, and graphics
COM335       The Media and Society                            presentation for briefings.
COM340       Communications Law                           •   Possess strong written and oral
COM405       Crisis Communications                            communication skills in order to
COM415       Communications Technologies                      interface with all levels of management
                                                              within an organization.
INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                          •   Demonstrate problem-solving/research
                                                              ability in a work environment.
Choice Classes - 21 credits
(15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)           •   Understand the importance of
   Students choose from a wide spectrum of                    sophisticated technologies and computer
courses to tailor their degree to their individual            applications within a national and global
interests. Students must complete 21 choice                   market.
credits from any courses labeled BUS or
                                                          •   Demonstrate appropriate human
COM. Of the 21 choice credits, 12 credits
                                                              resource and employment practices and
must be labeled as COM and 15 credits must
                                                              correlate these concepts with learned
be taken at the 300 level or higher.
                                                              criminal justice techniques applicable to
                                                              diversified work environments.
Bachelor of Science Degree
Program in Criminal                                       •   Demonstrate professional interpersonal
                                                              and communication skills.
Justice Administration
                                                          •   Examine and relate the areas of law
   The Bachelor of Science degree program in                  enforcement, corrections, probation and
Criminal Justice Administration will prepare                  parole, courts, victims, and witnesses.
students to meet the growing demand for
college educated criminal justice practitioners           •   Develop, organize, and manage
in the public sector. This academically rigorous              various projects concentrating on
program is designed to provide graduates                      crime prevention, asset protection,
with a comprehensive understanding of the                     loss avoidance, investigative strategies,
criminal justice system, relative bodies of                   offender rehabilitation, and crisis
law, and specialty subject matter consistent                  management.
with each student’s unique career ambitions.              •   Demonstrate competence in
With due appreciation for the individual                      devising policies and procedures for
interests of program graduates, this degree                   administrative positions in a criminal
program allows students to select choice                      justice organization.
classes most consistently aligned with their
personal interests and professional goals.
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                   •    Exhibit knowledge of relative bodies of              must be taken at the 300 level or higher. In
                        criminal and civil law, crime prevention             addition, students may opt to take the courses
                        strategies, critical incident response               needed to earn the Intelligence Analysis
                        protocols, police-community relations,               certificate related to homeland security. With
                        and professional ethics while engaged in             proper planning, the 18 credits needed for a
                        an internship.                                       certificate can be earned in conjunction with
                                                                             the degree without necessitating additional
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                   •    Demonstrate an appropriate                           course work.
                        professional manner with the highest
                        ethical standards in a criminal justice
                        management setting.                                  Bachelor of Science Degree
                                                                             Program in Homeland
                                                                             Security Management
                   Program Requirements:
                                                                                The Bachelor of Science degree program in
                      In addition to the 61 credits of general               Homeland Security Management (HSM) will
                   education and elective requirements, students             prepare students for a growing demand for
                   are required to take a core group of courses              qualified homeland security personnel at the
                   and choice classes associated with their major            local, state, and federal level. This program is
                   to total 125 credits.                                     designed to mirror the integrated nature of the
                   Criminal Justice Administration                           myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices
                   Core Courses - 52 credits                                 of Homeland Security while providing an in-
                                                                             depth education which draws these disciplines
                   BUS220       Principles of Management
                                                                             together. The HSM program incorporates
                   BUS365       Organizational Behavior                      elements of law enforcement, infrastructure
                   CRI100       Criminal Justice                             security, emergency management, and
                   CRI135       Corrections I                                intelligence gathering to provide students
                                                                             with a broad understanding, while preparing
                   CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
                                Incarceration                                them for a plethora of careers in these growing
                                                                             fields.
                   CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                   CRI312       Investigative Report Writing
                   CRI321       Police Operations                            Program Objectives:
                   CRI330       Criminalistics                               •    A comprehension of relevant bodies of
                   CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal                        law, international relations, political,
                                                                                  social, and cultural environments.
                   HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                                Analysis
                                                                                  Understanding of intelligence gathering
                                                                                  capabilities.
                   INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship
                   LGS170       Criminal Procedure                           •    Analytical approach to a problem solving
                                                                                  and understanding of related emergency
                   LGS180       Historical Perspectives of the
                                                                                  and crisis management. Incident
                                Constitution
                                                                                  Command Structure (ICS) and National
                   LGS210       Evidence                                          Incident Management Structure
                   LGS220       Torts                                             (NIMS) will be featured.
                   LGS265       Criminal Law                                 •    A heightened appreciation for principles
                   STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                               of management, leadership, supervision,
                                                                                  and organizational behavior.
                   Choice Classes - 12 credits
                   (6 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)            •    Superior interpersonal communication
                      Students choose from a wide spectrum of                     skills and writing abilities that are
                   courses to tailor their degree to their individual             important when working with large
                   interests. Students must complete 12 choice                    groups under adverse situations.
                   credits from any courses labeled CRI, HSM,
                   or LGS. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 credits
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•    Technical skills in the researching,                 or POL. Of the 12 choice credits, 6 of these
     writing, analyzing, and management of                credits must be at the 300 level or higher.
     large-scale incidents.
•    The ability to collect, collate, and                 Bachelor of Science
     organize large amounts of information                Degree Program in
     from multiple sources.                               Information Technology




                                                                                                             Bachelor Degrees
•    Develop the skill sets needed to be                     The rapidly changing world of technology
     professional and function effectively in             offers many outstanding and exciting career
     adverse situations.                                  opportunities. Central Pennsylvania College
                                                          offers specialized instruction to help students
                                                          keep pace with these changes and challenges.
Program Requirements:
                                                          The Bachelor of Science degree program in
   In addition to the 61 credits of general               Information Technology (IT) provides students
education and elective requirements, students             with a solid IT foundation that prepares them
are required to take a core group of courses              for the technical and professional demands of
and choice classes associated with their major            today’s employers. Students will begin their
to total 125 credits.                                     education with core courses that offer a solid
                                                          technological foundation. Students will then
Homeland Security Management                              be able to choose from a variety of computer
Core Courses - 52 credits                                 information systems electives, such as internet
BUS220       Principles of Management                     programming, database administration, and
BUS365       Organizational Behavior                      network security. The core courses and electives
                                                          will help prepare each graduate to become a
CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                                                          focused, highly-qualified IT professional.
CRI310       Criminal Profiling: Policy and
             Practice
CRI375       Terrorism                                    Program Objectives:
CRI436       Security Management                          •    Understand how computer systems
HSM110       Principles of Private Security                    function.
HSM115       Homeland Security Management                 •    Understand database concepts, including
HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence                      data modeling and querying.
             Analysis
                                                          •    Write computer programs utilizing
HSM215       Emergency Management
                                                               basic sequence, selection, and looping
HSM335       Business Intelligence                             construction.
HSM415       Threats to Homeland Security
                                                          •    Understand network fundamentals,
HSM420       Emergency Management: Disaster                    including network security.
             Policy and Politics
HSM430       Data Mining and Predictive Analysis          •    Be proficient in the installation,
                                                               configuration, operation, and
IDS330       Global Conflict
                                                               maintenance of the Linux operating
INT499       Bachelor Degree Internship                        system.
LGS180       Constitutional Law
                                                          •    Understand how to implement a
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                               requirements document.
Choice Classes – 12 credits                               •    Develop a professional ethics statement
(6 credits must be at 300 level or higher)                     regarding the use of technology.
   Students choose from a wide spectrum of                •    Complete hands-on experience in a real-
courses to tailor their degree to their individual             world setting.
interests. Students must complete 12 choice
credits from any course labeled CRI, HSM,

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                   •    Communicate effectively and properly              DGA115      Digital Image Editing
                        with end user and management using                DGA235       Character Design
                        oral, written, and multimedia techniques.         DGA245      Web Design I
                   •    Demonstrate the appropriate                       DGA270      Non-Linear Video Editing
                        professional attributes of a consummate           DGA280      Multimedia
                        IT professional.
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                                                                          DGA310      Animation I
                                                                          DGA320      3-D Modeling Methods
                   Program Requirements                                   DGA345      Web Design II
                      In addition to the 61 credits of general            DGA370       Visual Effects
                   education and elective requirements, students          DGA400      Web Development I
                   are required to take a core group of courses           DGA410      Animation II
                   and choice classes associated with their major
                   to total 125 credits. Students can either take         DGA420      Web Development II
                   a general approach to their degree, or they               Applications Development Minor:
                   can opt to choose a specific minor. The core            Graduates are prepared to collaborate with
                   requirements and the minors are listed below:          management and lead project teams in
                   Information Technology                                 developing applications to solve business
                   Core Courses - 43 credits                              problems. In addition to hands-on technical
                                                                          skills, graduates will understand the standards
                   INT499      Bachelor Degree Internship
                                                                          and principles of applications development and
                   MTH230      Discrete Math                              be able to apply them to new and challenging
                   STS300      Job Pursuit Seminar                        situations.
                   TEC120      Structured Programming                        In order to receive a minor in Applications
                                                                          Development, a student must select the
                   TEC135      Networking Fundamentals
                                                                          following courses as five of their seven program
                   TEC140      Microcomputer Systems                      electives and two choice classes - 21 credits:
                   TEC145      Routers and Routing                        TEC225       Visual Programming
                   TEC200      Data Modeling Foundations                  TEC245       Internet Programming I
                   TEC222      Network Security Fundamentals              TEC335      Object-Oriented Programming II
                   TEC235      Object-Oriented Programming I              TEC365      Machine and Assembly Language
                   TEC242      Linux                                                  Programming
                   TEC252      SQL Fundamentals                           TEC410      Advanced Data Structures and
                                                                                      Algorithms Analysis
                   TEC320      Systems Analysis and Design
                   TEC355      Disaster Recovery                             Cyber Security Minor: Graduates are
                   TEC411      Cyber Ethics                               prepared to discover malicious hacker and
                                                                          virus attacks and understand how to defeat
                   Choice Classes - 21 credits                            them. Additionally, graduates will know how
                   (15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)        to recover from disasters, as well as plan and
                      Students choosing a more general approach           coordinate the security program that will
                   to their education are not required to choose          prevent a reoccurrence. Graduates will be able
                   a minor. They do, however, have to complete            to ensure the smooth, uninterrupted conduct
                   the same number and level of requirements              of internet-based commerce.
                   choosing from a wider spectrum of courses.                In order to receive a minor in Cyber
                   Of the 21 choice credits, 15 credits must be           Security, a student must select the following
                   taken at the 300 level or higher. Students             courses as five of their seven program electives
                   must complete the 21 choice credits from               and two choice classes - 21 credits.
                   any courses labeled TEC or a combination of
                                                                          CRI365      Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   any course labeled TEC and up to 9 credits
                   of DGA courses (3 courses) from the courses            TEC285      Computer Forensics
                   listed below, or they may choose a minor:              TEC350      Firewalls and Intrusion Detection

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TEC412       Computer Hacking                           education to facilitate and enhance their
TEC413       Hacking Defenses                           employability within their respective field of
                                                        study, as well as prepare for graduate study
   Database Management Minor: Graduates                 including law school. The program is approved
are prepared to implement, manage, and                  by the American Bar Association (ABA).
maintain relational databases. Graduates
will be able to apply underlying principles of




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database design and methodology to solve                Program Objectives:
challenging business situations.
                                                        •   A thorough comprehension of relevant
   In order to receive a minor in Database
                                                            bodies of law, the legal system, judicial
Management, a student must select the
                                                            processes, and prevailing legal theory.
following courses as five of their seven program
electives and two choice classes - 21 credits:          •   Problem-solving and research ability
TEC245       Internet Programming I                         relative to legal issues, principles, and
                                                            procedures.
TEC262       Fundamental Database
             Administration                             •   Computer literacy.
TEC375       Database Administration Backup
             and Recovery                               •   Strong written and oral communication
                                                            skills.
TEC380       Advanced Database Management
TEC390       IT Project Management                      •   Technical skills in legal research,
                                                            writing and analysis, substantive case
   Network Management Minor: Graduates                      evaluation, legal communication, law
are prepared to lead project development teams              office and courtroom procedures, and
in the design, installation, and maintenance                case preparation and management.
of complex networks. Additionally, graduates                Proficiency in the use of computer-
will have developed the management and                      assisted legal research.
professional skills to promote and justify
technology projects to meet business                    •   The ability to perform and manage
objectives.                                                 procedural and substantive legal tasks in
   In order to receive a minor in Network                   an ethical manner.
Management, a student must select the                   •   Professional maturity and preparedness
following courses as five of their seven program             to function effectively and professionally
electives and two choice classes - 21 credits:              in a legal environment.
TEC237       Switching and WANs
TEC330       Network Management
                                                        Program Requirements:
TEC420       Advanced Routing
TEC423       Remote Access                                 In addition to the 61 credits of general
                                                        education and elective requirements, students
TEC425       Advanced Switching
                                                        are required to take a core group of courses
                                                        and choice classes associated with their major
Bachelor of Science Degree                              to total 125 credits.
Program in Legal Studies                                Legal Studies
   The Bachelor of Science degree program               Core Courses - 52 credits
in Legal Studies prepares students to be                LGS110      Foundations in Law
successful in the legal profession. Students            LGS130      Principles of Legal Research
majoring in legal studies have the opportunity
                                                        LGS135      Legal Research and Writing I
to obtain knowledge in a wide variety of topics,
including, but not limited to, Constitutional           LGS140      Civil Litigation I
law, legal research and writing, litigation,            LGS170      Criminal Procedure
and criminal law. The objective of the Legal            LGS180      Historical Perspectives of the
Studies Bachelor of Science degree program                          Constitution
is to provide students with a baccalaureate

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                   LGS200   Contracts                                Choice Classes
                   LGS210   Evidence                                 (12 credits must be at the 300 level or higher)
                   LGS220   Torts
                                                                        Students choose 12 credits from the
                                                                     following courses according to their individual
                   LGS230   Civil Litigation II                      interests:
                   LGS260   Administrative Law                       CRI315      Advanced Issues in Evidence
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                   LGS265   Criminal Law                             CRI365      Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
                   LGS280   Legal Research & Writing II              LGS370      Alternative Dispute Resolution
                   LGS285   Legal Seminar                            LGS400      Advanced Criminal Procedure
                   LGS310   Legal Communications                     LGS410      Advanced Constitutional Law
                   LGS340   Advanced Legal Research & Writing        LGS415      Advanced Alternative Dispute
                   LGS499   Internship for Legal Studies                         Resolution
                            or                                       LGS420      Advanced Criminal Law
                   IDS499   CE Capstone Course for the
                            Bachelor Degree
                   STS300   Job Pursuit Seminar




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Associate Degree Programs
                    Requirements for the Associate in Science
                    Degrees and the Applied Science Degree
                    in Physical Therapist Assistant
                      The following guidelines assist students in             DGA245        Web Design
                    developing programs of study that introduce               GEO200        Geography of the Eastern
                    them to three areas of learning at Central                              Hemisphere
                    Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the                GEO205        Geography of the Western
                    social sciences, and math and science. These                            Hemisphere
                    areas of study provide the foundation for a
                                                                              TEC103        Survey of Windows
                    well-rounded business professional.
                      These requirements apply to the College’s               TEC105        Information Technology
                    associate degrees in Accounting, Commu-                   TEC120        Structured Programming
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                    nications, Computer Information Systems,                  TEC125        Microsoft Access
                    Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship and Small
                                                                              TEC135        Networking Fundamentals
                    Business, Marketing, Paralegal, and Physical
                    Therapist Assistant.                                      TEC140        Microcomputer Systems

                    Humanities – 12 credits                                   Social and Behavioral Science – 9 credits
                       Students must fulfill 12 credits within the               Students must fulfill 9 credits within
                    humanities. These requirements are comprised              the social and behavioral sciences. These
                    of ENG100*, ENG110**, and ENG200 and                      requirements include either IDS100 Freshman
                    3 additional credits taken at the 200 level or            Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
                    higher. Students may choose from courses                  and 6 additional credits, at least 3 of which
                    labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as                 must be at the 200 level or higher. Students
                    from the list below:                                      may choose from courses labeled HIS, POL,
                                                                              PSY, or SOC, as well as from the list below:
                    ALH255         Medical Law and Ethics
                                                                              BUS235        Consumer Behavior
                    COM200         Technical Writing
                                                                              GEO100        Cultural Geography
                    COM215         Communications Ethics
                                                                              IDS200        Consumer Protection
                    IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies
                                                                              LGS180        Historical Perspectives of the
                    LNG200         Conversational Spanish II                                Constitution
                    *English placement determined by test results
                                                                              LGS220        Torts
                    **Students enrolled in a fully online program may
                    substitute ENG220 Business Communications for             Open Electives – 6 credits
                    ENG110                                                      Students must take 6 additional credits.
                                                                              Any course not fulfilling another degree
                    Math, Science, and Technology – 9 credits
                                                                              requirement may be used.
                       Students must fulfill 9 credits within math,
                    science, and technology. These requirements               All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
                                                                              Experience (1 credit)
                    include 3 credits in math and 3 credits in
                    science. Students must take at least one math
                    or science course at the 200 level or higher.
                    Students may choose from courses labeled
                    BIO, CHM, MTH, or SCI, as well as from
                    the list below:
                    ACC100         Accounting I
                    ALH112         Essentials Anatomy and Physiology I
                    ALH122         Essentials Anatomy and
                                   Physiology II
                    DGA120         Vector Graphics

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Requirements for the Associate in
Applied Science Degrees
  The following guidelines assist students in             BUS235        Consumer Behavior
developing programs of study that introduce               GEO100        Cultural Geography
them to three areas of learning at Central                IDS200        Consumer Protection
Pennsylvania College – the humanities, the
social sciences, and math and science. These              LGS180        Historical Perspectives of the
                                                                        Constitution
areas of study provide the foundation for a
well-rounded business professional.                       LGS220        Torts
  These requirements apply only to the                    Open Electives – 3 credits
Associate of Applied Science degree programs                Students must take 3 additional credits.
in Digital Arts, Medical Assisting, Office                Any course not fulfilling another degree




                                                                                                           Associate Degrees
Administration, and Travel and Tourism                    requirement may be used.
Operations.
                                                          All students must take STS005 The Central Penn
Humanities – 9 credits                                    Experience (1 credit)
   Students must fulfill 9 credits within the
humanities. These requirements are comprised
of ENG100* and ENG200 (required) and 3
additional credits taken at the 200 level or
higher. Students may choose from courses
labeled ART, ENG, HUM, or PHI, as well as,
from the list below:
ALH255         Medical Law and Ethics
COM200         Technical Writing
COM215         Communications Ethics
IDS210         Global Humanitarian Studies
LNG200         Conversational Spanish II
*English placement determined by test results

Math and Science – 6 credits
   Students must fulfill 6 credits within math
and science. These requirements are comprised
of 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science.
Students may choose from courses labeled
BIO, CHM, MTH, or SCI, as well as, from
the list below:
ACC100         Accounting I
ALH112         Essentials Anatomy and Physiology I
ALH122         Essentials Anatomy and
               Physiology II

Social and Behavioral Science – 6 credits
   Students must fulfill 6 credits within
the social and behavioral sciences. These
requirements include either IDS100 Freshman
Seminar or IDS105 College Success Seminar
and 3 additional credits. Students may choose
from courses labeled HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC,
as well as, from the list below:

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                    Accounting                                              Accounting
                                                                            Core Courses - 40 credits
                    Associate in Science Degree
                                                                            ACC100       Accounting I
                       With the growing complexity and narrowing            ACC110       Accounting II
                    profit margins in the business community,
                                                                            ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                    accounting is becoming an increasingly
                    important profession. Accountants supply                ACC210       Data Management Applications
                    vital data to management for use in decision-           ACC220       Income Tax
                    making and planning, as well as detailed                ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                    analysis of the past performance of a company.
                                                                            ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                    Central Penn gives students specialized
                    training in cost accounting, tax accounting,            ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting
                    and computer utilization.                               ACC320       Cost Accounting
                                                                            BUS215       Microeconomics
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                    Program Objectives:                                     INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                                            LGS250       Business Law
                      Upon completion of the Accounting
                                                                            MTH105       College Algebra
                    program, the graduate should be able to:
                                                                            STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                    •    Interpret generally accepted accounting
                         principles and standards and apply them
                         to a business environment.
                                                                            Communications
                                                                            Associate in Science Degree
                    •    Use current software packages, including
                         word processing, spreadsheet, database,               Communications is a growing field
                         and automated accounting packages on a             with a variety of career opportunities for
                         local area network.                                graduates. Central Penn’s Communications
                                                                            program provides students with the skills and
                    •    Use good communication skills to be                experiences needed to be able to communicate
                         able to interface with people of all levels        effectively in the world of journalism, public
                         in an organization.                                relations, graphic design, and multimedia.
                    •    Understand the various accounting
                         needs of manufacturing, service, and               Program Objectives:
                         governmental organizations and assess
                         the career opportunities in each.                  •    Communicate effectively both orally and
                                                                                 in writing.
                    •    Demonstrate a professional manner
                         appropriate to a business environment              •    Differentiate between acceptable and
                         through work performance and personal                   unacceptable media copy by applying
                         appearance.                                             industry standards.
                    •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research               •    Meet entry-level requirements in
                         abilities in a business setting.                        journalism, public relations, advertising,
                                                                                 digital photography, and desktop
                                                                                 publishing.
                    Program Requirements:
                                                                            •    Understand and use new media to
                       In addition to the 37 credits of general                  effectively promote a positive message
                    education and elective requirements, students                about a professional organization to the
                    are required to take a core group of courses                 public.
                    associated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                                            •    Demonstrate professionalism in both
                                                                                 dress and demeanor.
                                                                            •    Develop and present a professional
                                                                                 portfolio.

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Program Requirements:                                   •    Write computer programs utilizing
                                                             basic sequence, selection, and looping
   In addition to the 37 credits of general                  construction.
education and elective requirements, students
are required to take a core group of courses            •    Understand network fundamentals,
associated with their major to total 77 credits.             including network security.

Communications                                          •    Understand how to implement a
Core Courses - 40 credits                                    requirements document.
BUS250       Advertising                                •    Develop a professional ethics statement
COM100       Survey of Mass Communications                   regarding the use of technology.
COM130       Public Relations                           •    Complete hands-on experience in a real-
COM220       Journalism I                                    world setting.
COM230       Desktop Publishing I                       •    Communicate effectively and properly




                                                                                                          Associate Degrees
COM245       Opinion Writing                                 with end users and management using
COM320       Journalism II                                   oral, written, and multimedia techniques.
COM340       Communications Law                         •    Demonstrate the appropriate
DGA100       Principles of Visual Communication              professional attributes of a consummate
DGA110       Digital Photography
                                                             IT professional.
DGA115       Digital Image Editing
DGA200       Color Theory                               Program Requirements
INT299       Associate Degree Internship                   In addition to the 37 credits of general
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                        education and elective requirements, students
                                                        are required to take a concentration group of
Computer Information                                    courses to total 77 credits. Each concentration
Systems                                                 listed below consists of 40 credits including
                                                        22 core credits, 9 credits specific to the
Associate in Science Degree
                                                        concentration, and 9 elective credits.
   The rapidly changing world of information            Computer Information Systems
technology offers many great career                     Core Courses - 22 credits
opportunities. The associate degree programs
                                                        INT299         Associate Degree Internship
offered by Central Pennsylvania College
provide specialized instruction to help students        STS300         Job Pursuit Seminar
keep pace with these changes. Students will             TEC120         Structured Programming
receive a solid technological foundation in data        TEC135         Networking Fundamentals
modeling, operating systems, programming,
                                                        TEC140         Microcomputer Systems
and networking fundamentals. Building on this
foundation, students can choose from one of             TEC200         Data Modeling Foundations
the three specific concentrations: Applications          TEC252         SQL Fundamentals
Development, Database Management, or                    TEC320         Systems Analysis and Design
Network Management.
                                                        Applications Development
                                                        Concentration - 18 credits
Program Objectives
                                                        Associate in Science Degree, Program in
•    Understand how computer systems                    Computer Information Systems
     function.                                          Students choosing this concentration must take
                                                        18 credits labeled TEC including the following
•    Understand database concepts, including            9 credits:
     data modeling and querying.
                                                        TEC235         Object-Oriented Programming I
                                                        TEC245         Internet Programming I
                                                        TEC335         Object-Oriented Programming II
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                    Database Management                                     •    To give students practical skills in
                    Concentration - 18 credits                                   conducting criminal investigations,
                                                                                 security checks, traffic control, and other
                    Associate in Science Degree, Program in
                    Computer Information Systems                                 law enforcement and security-related
                                                                                 activities.
                    Students choosing this concentration must take
                    18 credits labeled TEC including the following 9        •    To develop students’ skills in the analysis
                    credits:                                                     of crime patterns, criminal evidence, and
                    TEC235         Object-Oriented Programming I                 criminal behavior.
                    TEC262         Fundamental Database                     •    To teach students how to write criminal
                                   Administration                                reports of a professional caliber, and
                    TEC275         SQL Programming                               to communicate professionally and
                                                                                 effectively with other criminal justice
                    Network Management
                                                                                 and legal professionals, criminals, and
                    Concentration - 18 credits
                                                                                 members of the public at large.
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                    Associate in Science Degree, Program in
                    Computer Information Systems                            •    To give students a working
                                                                                 understanding of computer systems
                    Students choosing this concentration must take
                                                                                 relating to research and data storage,
                    18 credits labeled TEC including the following 9
                    credits:                                                     retrieval, and reporting, for use in various
                                                                                 criminal justice fields.
                    TEC145         Routers and Routing
                    TEC222         Network Security Fundamentals            •    To instill in students a desire to protect
                                                                                 and serve the public while recognizing
                    TEC237         Switching and WANs
                                                                                 and respecting constitutional procedures
                                                                                 and administrative priorities.
                    Criminal Justice
                    Associate in Science Degree
                                                                            Program Requirements:
                       The Criminal Justice Associate in Science
                    Degree prepares graduates for employment in                In addition to the 37 credits of general
                    criminal justice fields such as law enforcement,         education and elective requirements, students
                    corrections, and private security, in both the          are required to take a core group of courses
                    public and private sectors. Students in this            associated with their major to total 77 credits.
                    program receive hands-on learning directly              Criminal Justice
                    relating to these fields, including crime scene          Core Courses - 40 credits
                    investigations, police department development,
                    evidence analysis, and mock trial. Students             BUS220       Principles of Management
                    also learn to fingerprint and perform forensic           CRI100       Criminal Justice
                    analysis on fibers, hairs, and blood. Professors         CRI135       Corrections I
                    in this program have first-hand experience               CRI225       Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to
                    in many fields of criminal justice and assist                         Incarceration
                    students in obtaining internships in their
                                                                            CRI245       Criminal Investigation
                    respective careers. After only eighteen months
                    of instruction and a 180-hour internship, our           CRI321       Police Operations
                    graduates are well-prepared for rewarding and           CRI330       Criminalistics
                    exciting careers in criminal justice.                   CRI380       Psychology of the Criminal
                                                                            HSM205       Fundamentals of Intelligence
                    Program Objectives:                                                  Analysis
                                                                            INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    •    To teach students the foundational
                                                                            LGS170       Criminal Procedure
                         principles of law enforcement,
                         corrections, private security, and other           LGS210       Evidence
                         aspects of the American criminal justice           LGS265       Criminal Law
                         system.                                            STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
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Digital Arts                                           •    Develop the ability to create and
                                                            manipulate digital photography.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
   The Associate of Applied Science degree
in Digital Arts is a union of traditional art
                                                       Program Requirements:
methods with modern digital technology.                   In addition to the 25 credits of general
This program emphasizes the principles                 education and elective requirements, students
of design and art theory while teaching                are required to take a core group of courses
the latest in creative software applications.          associated with their major to total 62 credits.
Applications taught include Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Premiere,          Digital Arts
After Effects, Director, Flash, Dreamweaver,           Core Courses - 37 credits
HTML, CSS, and Lightroom. The Digital                  ART100       Drawing and Illustration
Arts program also couples website design with          ART205       Art History
print media design, preparing students for the




                                                                                                          Associate Degrees
                                                       COM230       Desktop Publishing I
diverse needs of the media industry. Emphasis
is placed on the creation of a strong portfolio        DGA105       Elements of Graphic Design
that can enhance students’ ability to obtain           DGA115       Digital Image Editing
employment in this fast-paced and growing              DGA120       Vector Graphics
field. A strong appreciation for art and a
                                                       DGA200       Color Theory
fascination with technology are prerequisites
to success in the Digital Arts program.                DGA245       Web Design I
                                                       DGA310       Animation I
                                                       DGA345       Web Design II
Program Objectives:
                                                       DGA380       Portfolio Development
•    Identify and solve problems
                                                       INT299       Associate Degree Internship
     professionally in areas of media and print
     production and project management.                STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar

•    Develop an understanding of and                   Entrepreneurship and
     proficiency in industry-standard
     software.
                                                       Small Business
                                                       Associate in Science Degree
•    Design and present a professional,
     traditional portfolio and a digital                  America’s economy has been and will
     portfolio.                                        continue to be driven by the successful
                                                       management of small businesses. This program
•    Design and create well-designed                   helps prepare students for the competitive
     websites that adhere to current                   small business environment by providing a
     accessibility standards and apply search          thorough background in marketing, finance,
     engine optimization techniques.                   computer applications, accounting, sales and
•    Apply the 12 Principles of Animation              promotion, and management. This program
     established by Disney to the animation            is ideal for students who have aspirations
     of characters and text.                           of opening their own business or who will
                                                       eventually operate a family business.
•    Demonstrate effective visual
     communication through the
     development of advertising and                    Program Objectives:
     promotional materials.
                                                         Upon completion of the Entrepreneurship
•    Demonstrate an understanding of and               and Small Business program, the graduate
     the ability to apply principles of design,        should be able to:
     drawing, and illustration techniques to
                                                       •    Plan, prepare, and deliver written
     digital media.
                                                            and oral individual reports and group
                                                            presentations.
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                    •    Demonstrate interpersonal skills.                  BUS270       Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                                                                         Management
                    •    Plan, organize, and execute a
                                                                            BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing
                         supervisory-level management                                    Communications
                         assignment.
                                                                            INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    •    Identify and evaluate potential                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                         management careers.
                    •    Conduct management activities with a               Marketing
                         professional leadership style.                     Associate in Science Degree
                    •    Prepare and successfully execute a small              Creative and effective methods of marketing
                         business bank loan package.                        are invaluable for companies in today’s
                    •    Demonstrate fundamental accounting,                competitive environment. Marketing decisions
                         financial, and computer skills for a small          are some of the most important decisions made
                                                                            in the business world. The Marketing program
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                         business, and implement key small
                         business decisions.                                is designed to teach students how to effectively
                                                                            manage the process of product development,
                    •    Understand all elements of small                   pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students
                         business marketing, including strategic            also learn aspects of consumer and business
                         planning, communication, and customer              marketing while at Central Penn. All students
                         relations.                                         develop an effective integrated marketing
                                                                            communications project.
                    •    Demonstrate appropriate professional
                         manner with the highest ethical
                         standards and good time management.                Program Objectives:
                    •    Exhibit social responsibility through                Upon completion of the Marketing
                         community service.                                 program, the graduate should be able to:
                    •    Demonstrate ability to use necessary               •    Plan, prepare, and deliver written
                         basic math skills.                                      and oral individual reports and group
                    •    Analyze information through research.                   presentations.
                                                                            •    Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
                    Program Requirements:                                   •    Plan, implement, and manage a project
                                                                                 within budget.
                       In addition to the 37 credits of general
                    education and elective requirements, students           •    Identify and evaluate potential
                    are required to take a core group of courses                 marketing careers.
                    associated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                                            •    Develop and implement an effective
                    Entrepreneurship and Small Business                          marketing communications campaign.
                    Core Courses - 40 credits
                                                                            •    Research, design, and test a marketing
                    ACC100       Accounting I
                                                                                 strategy for both consumer and business
                    ACC110       Accounting II                                   products.
                    ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                                                                            •    Implement an effective pricing strategy.
                    BUS100       Business Principles
                    BUS120       Spreadsheet Applications
                                                                            •    Understand demographics for creating a
                                                                                 market plan.
                    BUS200       Finance I
                    BUS215       Microeconomics                             •    Demonstrate appropriate professional
                                                                                 manner with the highest ethical
                    BUS220       Principles of Management
                                                                                 standards and good time management.
                    BUS230       Principles of Marketing
                                                                            •    Exhibit social responsibility through
                    BUS245       Human Resources
                                                                                 community service.
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•    Demonstrate ability to use necessary                Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
     basic math skills.                                  exam, and upon graduation, the Certified
                                                         Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. The Medical
•    Exhibit computer skills necessary for
                                                         Assisting Program, Associate Degree, is
     normal business decisions applicable for
                                                         accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
     the major.
                                                         of Allied Health Education Programs (wwww.
•    Analyze information through research.               caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the
                                                         Medical Assisting Education Review Board
                                                         (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of
Program Requirements:                                    Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park
                                                         Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 – 727.210.2350
   In addition to the 37 credits of general
education and elective requirements, students
are required to take a core group of courses             Program Objectives:
associated with their major to total 77 credits.
                                                         •    Examine and evaluate the various




                                                                                                            Associate Degrees
Marketing                                                     issues, areas, and judgments, required of
Core Courses - 40 credits                                     medical assistants.
ACC100       Accounting I
                                                         •    Develop a self-image that reflects
BUS100       Business Principles                              professionalism and self-esteem to meet
BUS105       Fundamentals of Selling                          the constant challenges and changing
BUS215       Microeconomics                                   needs of the medical profession.
BUS220       Principles of Management                    •    Relate knowledge of specific
BUS230       Principles of Marketing                          terminology, procedures, and principles
BUS235       Consumer Behavior
                                                              of ethics necessary in the allied health
                                                              field.
BUS245       Human Resources
BUS250       Advertising                                 •    Demonstrate entry-level skills in all
                                                              current general, administrative, and
BUS304       Strategic Planning and Marketing
                                                              clinical areas of competence as specified
             Communications
                                                              by the American Association of Medical
BUS330       Nonprofit Organizations                           Assistants.
BUS360       Marketing Research
                                                         •    Demonstrate oral and written
INT299       Associate Degree Internship                      communication skills in professional
STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar                              settings. Apply communication skills to
                                                              interpersonal relations.
Medical Assisting                                        •    Perform advanced-level skills,
Associate in Applied Science Degree                           phlebotomy, injections, EKGs, and
   The Associate in Applied Science degree                    catheterizations under the supervision of
program in Medical Assisting provides                         a physician.
graduates with the clinical and administrative           •    Develop informational and analytical
skills necessary to be a successful allied health             research skills.
care professional. Medical assistants work
primarily in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and
medical clinics. Students in this allied health          Program Requirements:
program will learn how to prepare patients for
various examinations, assist physicians with                In addition to the 25 credits of general
minor office surgeries, draw blood, perform               education and elective requirements, students
tests and treatments, administer injections and          are required to take a core group of courses
medications, and maintain medical records.               associated with their major to total 62 credits.
At Central Penn, those matriculated in the               To be eligible for internship, the student must
Medical Assisting program may sit for the                have on file documented proof of required
                                                         immunizations and liability insurance.
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                    The MAERB requires Medical Assisting                    •    Interact effectively with people through
                    internships to be unpaid.                                    a knowledge of human relations,
                                                                                 including psychology, sociology, and
                    Medical Assisting
                                                                                 ethics.
                    Core Courses - 37 credits
                    ALH105       Medical Terminology                        •    Retain a basic knowledge of business
                                                                                 operations and terminology.
                    ALH112       Essentials of Anatomy and
                                 Physiology I                               •    Demonstrate appropriate business dress
                    ALH115       Medical Insurance                               and demeanor.
                    ALH122       Essentials of Anatomy and                  •    Be dependable and responsible.
                                 Physiology II
                    ALH145       Allied Health Procedures                   •    Apply management skills.
                    ALH160       Pharmacology                               •    Be able to prepare a variety of
                    ALH180       Medical Administrative Procedures               professional documents for a spectrum of
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                                                                                 employers.
                    ALH205       Clinical Methods
                    ALH210       Clinical Techniques
                    ALH230       Diseases & Diagnostic Methods              Program Requirements:
                    ALH310       Medical Laboratory                            In addition to the 25 credits of general
                    ALH350       Medical Seminar                            education and elective requirements, students
                    INT299       Associate Degree Internship                are required to take a core group of courses
                                                                            associated with their major to total 62 credits.
                    STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                            Office Administration
                    Office Administration                                    Core Courses - 37 credits
                    Associate in Applied Science Degree                     BUS120       Spreadsheet Applications
                                                                            BUS220       Principles of Management
                      Maximizing the efficiency of today’s hectic
                    corporate office environment requires effective          BUS245       Human Resources
                    management and administrative skills.                   ENG110       Oral Communications
                    Executives rely on administrative assistants to         ENG220       Business Communications
                    increase the productivity of their offices. The
                                                                            INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                    Office Administration student at Central Penn
                    will not only master traditional clerical skills        OFA105       Word Processing
                    but also gain a working knowledge of effective          OFA240       Document Production
                    management and computer applications.                   OFA260       Machine Transcription
                                                                            OFA280       Administrative Office Procedures
                    Program Objectives:                                     STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                                                                            TEC105       Information Technology
                    •    Write and/or transcribe effective
                         documents.                                         TEC125       Microsoft Access

                    •    Apply oral communications to give
                         formal and informal presentations.
                                                                            Paralegal
                                                                            Associate in Science Degree
                    •    Demonstrate knowledge of and
                         proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access,                The Associate of Science degree program
                         Excel, and PowerPoint.                             in Paralegal prepares students to meet the
                                                                            growing demand for degreed paralegals
                    •    Demonstrate proficiency and                         in both the public and private sectors. A
                         professionalism in organization of                 paralegal is a person qualified by education
                         meeting and travel arrangements and                or work experience who assists lawyers
                         supervisory skills.                                in rendering legal services and performs
                                                                            specifically delegated substantive legal work
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for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals            •    Use the internet to gather factual and
may not provide legal services directly to                    legal information.
the public except as permitted by law. This
                                                         •    Relate a knowledge of professional
academically rigorous program is designed
                                                              behavior necessary to carrying out the
to provide graduates with a comprehensive
                                                              tasks of a paralegal under the supervision
understanding of the judicial system, relative
                                                              of a lawyer.
bodies of law, legal research, briefs, pleadings,
and related official documents. Approved by
the American Bar Association (ABA) since                 Program Requirements:
1980, the Central Penn Paralegal program
is known for its academic rigor and enjoys                  In addition to the 37 credits of general
a reputation of excellence within the legal              education and elective requirements, students
community. With all substantive legal courses            are required to take a core group of courses
being taught by licensed attorneys, graduates            associated with their major to total 77 credits.
of this program study law from those who are             NOTE: LGS180, LGS220, and LGS310




                                                                                                             Associate Degrees
most academically and experientially qualified.           are suggested prerequisite knowledge for this
Students matriculated in Central Penn’s                  program of study.
Paralegal program participate in field trips,
mock trials, interactive discussions with guest          Paralegal
lecturers, special projects, and a 360-hour              Core Courses - 40 credits
internship prior to graduation.                          LGS110       Foundations in Law
                                                         LGS130       Principles of Legal Research
                                                         LGS135       Legal Research and Writing I
Program Objectives:
                                                         LGS140       Civil Litigation I
  Upon completion of the Paralegal program,              LGS170       Criminal Procedure
the graduate should be able to:
                                                         LGS200       Contracts
•    Use the resources of a law library and              LGS210       Evidence
     online information sources to solve legal
                                                         LGS230       Civil Litigation II
     research problems and draft memoranda,
     briefs, and pleadings using proper legal            LGS260       Administrative Law
     format, grammar, and spelling.                      LGS265       Criminal Law

•    Operate and maintain computer                       LGS280       Legal Research & Writing II
     equipment and systems found in a law                LGS285       Legal Seminar
     office.                                              LGS299       Internship for Paralegals
•    Demonstrate knowledge of legal                      STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
     terminology, principles, and procedures,
     and possess the skills necessary to apply           Physical Therapist Assistant
     that knowledge to fact patterns in a                Associate in Applied Science Degree
     logical and coherent manner.
                                                            The Associate in Applied Science degree
•    Comply with the ethical guidelines                  program in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
     required of paralegals.                             provides graduates with a thorough background
•    Use communication skills appropriate to             in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and
     the legal setting that demonstrate a firm            neuromuscular disorders while incorporating
     knowledge of the mechanics of written               an understanding of the psychosocial aspects
     and oral language.                                  of disability. Physical therapist assistants work
                                                         with physical therapists in treating people
•    Prepare a case for trial from filing the             with a wide range of physical disorders. At
     initial lawsuit through and including               Central Penn, the incorporation of hands-
     preparing oral arguments, client and                on laboratory classes and clinical internships
     witness testimony, and appellate                    at physical therapy facilities enable students
     documents.                                          to practice what is learned in the classroom.

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                    The Commission on Accreditation in Physical                   responsibility, policies and procedures,
                    Therapy Education of the American Physical                    quality improvement efforts, and fiscal
                    Therapy Association (CAPTE/APTA)                              management.
                    accredits this program. Graduates of Central
                                                                             •    Demonstrate an understanding of his/
                    Penn’s PTA program will be eligible to sit for
                                                                                  her role as a physical therapist assistant
                    the state physical therapist assistant licensing
                                                                                  including the responsibilities, privileges,
                    examination. Due to the academic rigor of the
                                                                                  and limitations of the position.
                    program, students receiving a final grade of
                    “F” in any three core courses will be dismissed          •    Understand the need for continued
                    from the program.                                             professional growth and demonstrate a
                                                                                  commitment to that growth.
                    Program Objectives:
                    •    Provide physical therapy services under             Program Requirements:
                         the direct supervision of a physical                   In addition to the 37 credits of general
Associate Degrees




                         therapist in an ethical, safe, and effective        education and elective requirements, students
                         manner.                                             are required to take a core group of courses
                    •    Implement a treatment plan developed                associated with their major to total 80 credits.
                         by a physical therapist.                            Students are required to complete three
                                                                             internships prior to graduation; one two-week
                    •    Monitor patient status and effectively              and two seven-week clinicals. To be eligible
                         communicate any changes to the                      for internship, the student must have on file
                         supervising therapist in a timely manner.           documented proof of required immunizations
                                                                             and liability insurance, as well as current CPR
                    •    Perform appropriate measurement and
                                                                             certification. A criminal background check
                         assessment techniques to assist the
                                                                             may be required for some clinical placements.
                         supervising therapist in monitoring and
                         modifying a patient’s plan of care.                 Physical Therapist Assistant
                                                                             Core Courses - 43 credits
                    •    Teach patients, their family members
                         and/or caregivers, and other healthcare             ALH105       Medical Terminology
                         providers how to safely and effectively             ALH120       Anatomy and Physiology I
                         perform selected treatment procedures               ALH120L      Anatomy and Physiology I - Lab
                         and functional activities.
                                                                             ALH130       Anatomy and Physiology II
                    •    Practice with a high standard of ethical            ALH130L      Anatomy and Physiology II - Lab
                         behavior and sensitivity for cultural
                                                                             ALH145       Allied Health Procedures
                         and socioeconomic differences among
                         individuals.                                        ALH230       Diseases and Diagnostic Methods
                                                                             PTA100       Fundamentals of Physical Therapy
                    •    Demonstrate an understanding of the
                                                                             PTA155       Physical Therapist Assistant
                         psychosocial effects of disability, whether
                                                                                          Procedures
                         temporary or permanent, and be able to
                         provide appropriate support and respect             PTA235       Modalities
                         for individual differences in coping with           PTA245       Applied Kinesiology
                         disability.                                         PTA255       Therapeutic Exercise
                    •    Effectively communicate with all                    PTA265       Neurological Rehabilitation
                         members of the healthcare team, as                  PTA298       Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical
                         well as patients and their families, using                       Practice
                         written, verbal, and nonverbal skills.              PTA299       Internship for Physical Therapist
                    •    Participate in the overall management                            Assistant
                         of a physical therapy department with               STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
                         respect to understanding levels of
                         authority, time management, supervisory

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Travel and Tourism                                        •    Research unfamiliar areas and
                                                               terminology, and identify reference
Operations                                                     sources.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
   Central Penn’s Travel and Tourism                      Program Requirements:
program is one of the oldest and most
respected programs of its kind in the nation.                In addition to the 25 credits of general
This program prepares students to pursue a                education and elective requirements, students
successful career in the exciting, fast-paced,            are required to take a core group of courses
and ever-changing field of travel. Students are            associated with their major to total 62 credits.
instructed in every aspect of the travel industry,        Students are also required to complete the
including extensive training on the SABRE                 Travel Agency Proficiency Test and obtain a
computerized reservation system. Outside the              passport prior to graduation.
classroom, students gain hands-on experience
                                                          Travel and Tourism Operations
through trade and travel fairs, and internet




                                                                                                             Associate Degrees
                                                          Core Courses - 37 credits
travel seminars.
                                                          INT299       Associate Degree Internship
                                                          STS300       Job Pursuit Seminar
Program Objectives:
                                                          TEC103       Survey of Windows
  Upon completion of the Travel and Tourism               TRV100       Reservations/Tariffs I
Operations program, the graduate should be                TRV110       Reservations/Tariffs II
able to:
                                                          TRV120       Domestic Tourism
•    Demonstrate oral and written                         TRV125       International Tourism
     communication skills for conversing
                                                          TRV200       SABRE Automation I
     and writing in professional and personal
     settings.                                            TRV250       Client Relations & Retail Travel
                                                                       Sales
•    Develop a self-image that reflects                    TRV260       Western Hemisphere Geography for
     professionalism and confidence.                                    Travel Professionals
•    Exhibit ethical and professional behavior            TRV265       Eastern Hemisphere Geography for
     appropriate to the profession.                                    Travel Professionals
                                                          TRV300       The Cruise Industry
•    Identify current trends in the industry
     and recognize the importance of these                TRV350       Travel and Tourism Seminar
     trends to their personal future in the
     travel industry.
•    Use the SABRE computer system to
     complete the total travel transaction.
•    Demonstrate competence using
     Microsoft Office.
•    Utilize time management techniques.
•    Demonstrate the ability to be flexible
     and adaptable when dealing with clients.
•    Demonstrate a working knowledge of
     the terminology, regulations, and services
     of the travel industry.
•    Demonstrate how to guide the client
     through the sales and booking process
     for all facets of the travel industry.

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     Associate Degrees




64
Certificate Programs
                                                                                Advanced Accounting
                       Certificates                                              Core Courses - 24 credits
                                                                                ACC100       Accounting I
                       Accounting and
                                                                                ACC110       Accounting II
                       Advanced Accounting
                                                                                ACC200       Managerial Accounting
                       Certificate Programs
                                                                                ACC220       Income Tax
                          Students who complete the following                   ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                       courses are awarded either a certificate in
                                                                                ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II
                       Accounting (18 credits) or a certificate in
                       Advanced Accounting (24 credits). These                  ACC320       Cost Accounting
                       courses provide the student with requisite               ACC405       Auditing
                       knowledge in generally accepted accounting
                       principles and standards, the accounting needs           Death Investigation
                       of various types of organizations, and financial          Certificate Program
                       statement analysis. Additionally, the Advanced
                       Accounting courses will prepare students                    The certificate program in Death
                       with two or more years of work experience in             Investigation is designed to provide graduates
                       accounting and a baccalaureate degree to sit             with the specialized knowledge and skills
                       for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA)                 required by those who are employed as
                       examination. These courses may be completed              evidence specialists, crime scene technicians,
                       as part of, or in addition to, major electives in        coroners, forensic investigators, and
                       any degree program other than the associate or           criminalists. The six courses that comprise this
Certificate Programs




                       bachelor degrees in Accounting or as part of a           18-credit certificate program are designed to
                       continuing education program.                            provide students with a solid understanding of
                                                                                the essential aspects of Death Investigation,
                                                                                including, in part: Forensic Science, Death
                       Program Objectives:                                      Investigations, Forensic Anthropology,
                       •    Interpret generally accepted accounting             and Forensic Pathology. Presented by a
                            principles and standards and apply them             faculty possessing demonstrated academic
                            to a business environment.                          and experiential qualifications, the Death
                                                                                Investigation certificate program provides
                       •    Understand the various accounting                   students with a fascinating educational
                            needs of manufacturing, service, and                experience. Available as a collateral credential
                            merchandising organizations.                        for students matriculated in a degree program
                       •    Demonstrate a professional manner                   or as a specialized academic qualification for
                            appropriate to a business environment               experienced criminal justice practitioners, the
                            through work performed.                             certificate program in Death Investigation
                                                                                is perfect for those who seek a specialized
                       •    Demonstrate problem-solving/research                education to either launch or advance a career
                            abilities in a business setting.                    in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or
                                                                                Criminalistics.
                       Accounting
                       Core Courses - 18 credits
                       ACC100       Accounting I                                Program Objectives:
                       ACC110       Accounting II                               •    Identify the role of science in a forensic
                       ACC200       Managerial Accounting                            investigation and understand the
                       ACC220       Income Tax                                       collection process for various types of
                                                                                     forensic evidence.
                       ACC230       Intermediate Accounting I
                       ACC300       Intermediate Accounting II                  •    Demonstrate effective verbal and
                                                                                     written communication skills for media,
                                                                                     law enforcement, funeral directors,


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    pathologists, emergency responders, and           Program Objectives:
    victims’ families.
                                                      •    Understand the complex roles and
•   Identify the various stages of natural,                practices of human resource professionals
    criminal, and accidental death                         in today’s workplace environments.
    investigation.
                                                      •    Understand the future trends in
•   Understand the identification, collection,              workforce development and apply
    preservation, and comparative analysis of              techniques for effective recruitment,
    physical evidence.                                     training, orientation, and retention
•   Identify the effective scientific and                   strategies.
    laboratory procedures that may be                 •    Show an understanding of the
    utilized to enhance the comparative                    current legal and regulatory issues
    analysis of physical evidence.                         for employment, such as OSHA
•   Identify the role of the forensic                      requirements, risk management and
    anthropologist in identifying skeletal                 loss prevention, management of
    remains, including the comparative                     workers’ compensation claims, employee
    analysis of human or animal remains and                assistance plans, and quality of work
    the collection of evidence in clandestine              life, preventative health issues, ADA
    graves and burial sites.                               compliance, and ergonomic standards.

•   Understand cause, manner, and time                •    Demonstrate competency in the
    of death factors as they relate to death               fundamental components of human
    investigation in criminal justice,                     resources management and business




                                                                                                            Certificate Programs
    including the role of coroner, medical                 objectives.
    examiner, autopsies, wound pattern                •    Understand the methods for evaluating
    analysis, and natural causes.                          performance, handling performance
Death Investigation                                        problems, and implementing assessment
Core Courses - 18 credits                                  and appraisal techniques.
CRI305      Forensic Science I                        Human Resources
CRI325      Death Investigation I                     Core Courses - 18 credits
CRI330      Criminalistics                            BUS302        Health, Safety, and Security

CRI447      Forensic Photography                      BUS303        Recruitment, Selection, and
                                                                    Placement
CRI465      Forensic Anthropology
                                                      BUS450        Labor Relations
CRI475      Forensic Pathology
                                                      BUS455        Compensation and Benefits

Human Resources                                       BUS460        Evaluation and Assessment

Certificate Program                                    BUS465        Training and Development

   Students who complete the following                Intelligence Analysis
courses are awarded a certificate in Human             Certificate Program
Resources. These courses provide the student
with requisite knowledge in recruiting, job              The certificate program in Intelligence
placement, training development, performance          Analysis was designed to provide graduates
appraisals, benefits and compensation,                with the specialized knowledge and skills
and labor relations. These courses may be             required by those who are employed as
completed to fulfill, or in addition to, major         intelligence analysts by governmental, national
electives or as part of a continuing education        security, criminal justice, military, and corporate
certificate program.                                   agencies. The six courses that comprise this
                                                      18-credit certificate program, are designed to
                                                      provide students with a solid understanding
                                                      of the essential aspects of intelligence analysis,

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                       including, in part: Business Intelligence,              Intelligence Analysis
                       National Intelligence, Criminal Intelligence,           Core Courses - 18 credits
                       and Advanced Intelligence Analysis. Presented           HSM205      Fundamentals of Intelligence
                       by a faculty possessing demonstrated academic                       Analysis
                       and experiential qualifications, the Intelligence        HSM335      Business Intelligence
                       Analysis certificate program provides students
                       with core competencies essential for either             HSM345      National Intelligence
                       immediate employment or graduate study.                 HSM405      Criminal Intelligence Analyst I
                       Available as a collateral credential for                HSM411      Criminal Intelligence Analyst II
                       students matriculated in a degree program               HSM427      Advanced Intelligence Analysis
                       or as a specialized academic qualification for
                       experienced criminal justice practitioners, the
                       certificate program in Intelligence Analysis
                       is perfect for those who seek a specialized
                       education for a career involving the collection,
                       collation, analysis, and dissemination of covert
                       criminal, strategic, military, or proprietary
                       corporate information. Admission to this
                       program requires applicants to have a 2.0
                       GPA or higher. Due to the academic rigor of
                       the program, a GPA of 3.0 is preferred, but
                       not required.
Certificate Programs




                       Program Objectives
                       •    Understand and apply key concepts of
                            intelligence analysis.
                       •    Be versed in computer software utilized
                            by the intelligence community.
                       •    Possess strong written and oral skills
                            in order to be able to provide briefings
                            within an organization.
                       •    Understand and apply applicable laws in
                            the protection of national security and
                            proprietary information.
                       •    Have knowledge of the national and
                            world intelligence agencies and their
                            specific functions.
                       •    Have knowledge and understand
                            the methods of espionage and
                            counterespionage.




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Course Descriptions
                         Course descriptions are organized in           How to use this catalog
                      alphanumeric order. Information on courses
                      can be found under appropriate headings in           The following information will be helpful
                      the following sequence.                           to you when reading the listing of courses and
                                                                        referencing course descriptions:
                       ACC        Accounting
                       ALH        Allied Health                         Course Numbering
                       ART        Arts                                  001-199:    indicate general education,
                                                                                    introductory, or developmental
                       BIO        Biology
                                                                                    courses
                       BUS        Business
                                                                        200-299:    usually, but not always, indicate
                       CHM        Chemistry                                         second-year courses
                       COM        Communications                        300-399:    usually, but not always, indicate
                       CRI        Criminal Justice                                  third-year courses
                       DGA        Digital Arts                          400-499:    usually, but not always, indicate
                       ENG        English                                           fourth-year courses

                       GEO        Geography                             Prerequisites
                       HIS        History                                 A student may not enroll in a course for
                                                                        which a prerequisite is stated unless the
                       HON        Honors
                                                                        prerequisite course or equivalent has been
                       HSM        Homeland Security Management          completed. Only the Academic Dean may
                       HUM        Humanities                            grant a waiver.
                       IDS        Interdisciplinary Studies
                       INT        Internships
                       LDS        Leadership
                       LGS        Legal Studies/Paralegal
                       LNG        Language
                       MTH        Mathematics
                       OFA        Office Administration
                       PED        Physical Development
Course Descriptions




                       PHI        Philosophy
                       POL        Political Science
                       PSY        Psychology
                       PTA        Physical Therapist Assistant
                       SCI        Science
                       SOC        Sociology
                       STS        Student Success
                       TEC        Technology
                       TRV        Travel




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Accounting                                              ACC230       Intermediate
                                                                     Accounting I             3 Credits
ACC100       Accounting I             3 Credits         A study of contemporary financial statements,
This course is an introduction of generally             practices, and forms. Emphasis is placed on
accepted accounting principles as they pertain          cash, temporary investments, receivables,
to external financial reports. The accounting            inventories, and current liabilities.
cycle, accounting systems, theories, and                Prerequisite: ACC110
policies relative to asset valuation, liability
measurement, and income determination are               ACC250       Accounting Transfer
                                                                     Credit                   3 Credits
presented. Emphasis is placed on accounting
for a sole proprietorship.                              This course is used only as a way to accept
                                                        credit for a course transferred from another
ACC105       Concepts of                                college or university. No courses above the 200
             Accounting               3 Credits         level will be accepted. This course is available
This course is designed to provide an                   only when the student has taken a class not
overview of the accounting cycle for a sole             offered by Central Penn.
proprietorship.
                                                        ACC300       Intermediate
ACC110       Accounting II            3 Credits                      Accounting II            3 Credits
A study of corporation accounting including             This course includes the study of liabilities,
the issue of stock and payment of dividends.            investments, paid-in capital, retained earnings,
Other topics include accounting for                     and analytical processes. Also included is the
partnerships, plant assets, intangible assets,          preparation of journal entries pertaining to
investments, and liabilities.                           noncurrent assets.
Prerequisite: ACC100                                    Prerequisite: ACC230

ACC200       Managerial Accounting 3 Credits            ACC310       Nonprofit Accounting      3 Credits
This course is a study of financial data to be           A study of fund accounting reporting
used by internal management. Areas of study             principles, procedures, and standards. This will
include statements of cash flow, financial              be accomplished through analyzing, recording,
statement analysis to predict solvency and              summarizing, evaluating, and interpreting
profitability, departmental accounting for a             accounting data for government units and
manufacturing business, costs systems for a             other nonprofit organizations.
manufacturer, cost-volume-profit analysis, and           Prerequisite: ACC110




                                                                                                           Course Descriptions
budgets.
                                                        ACC320       Cost Accounting          3 Credits
Prerequisite: ACC110
                                                        This course is a descriptive study of the
ACC210       Data Management                            accumulation of cost data and a determination
             Applications             3 Credits         of how to use such information to assist
This course is designed to introduce the                management in planning and decision
student to advanced data management                     making.
techniques incorporating current computerized           Prerequisite: ACC200
accounting software packages. Students will
                                                        ACC330       Advanced Income Tax      3 Credits
compare several currently popular small
business accounting software packages.                  This course continues the study of the Internal
Students will receive hands-on experience as            Revenue Code as it affects partnerships,
they complete the daily, weekly, and monthly            corporations, and estates and trusts. Basic
transactions of the campus corporation or               competence in tax terminology, research, and
local business operations.                              tax calculations are emphasized. State taxes on
Prerequisite: ACC110                                    business organizations using the tax structure
                                                        of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the
ACC220       Income Tax               3 Credits         basis, are also examined.
A comprehensive explanation of the federal              Prerequisite: ACC220
tax structure and training in the application of
tax principles to specific problems.
Prerequisite: ACC100


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                      ACC335       Intermediate                                 for analyzing contemporary auditing and
                                   Accounting III            3 Credits          assurance issues.
                      This course is the analysis and evaluation of             Prerequisite: ACC405 or successful completion of
                      Generally Accepted Accounting Principles                  ACC405 final exam
                      (GAAP) relating to advanced topics in long
                                                                                ACC430       International
                      term liabilities and stockholders’ equity. Special
                                                                                             Accounting               3 Credits
                      emphasis will include the study of pensions,
                                                                                This course will examine the accounting
                      leases, income tax, earnings per share, revenue
                                                                                function from an international perspective,
                      recognition, and accounting changes and error
                                                                                focusing on international standards and
                      analysis.
                                                                                practices and will provide an overview of key
                      Prerequisite: ACC300
                                                                                issues affecting the global marketplace. It will
                      ACC400       Advanced Accounting       3 Credits          prepare the student for working with cross-
                      This course deals with the study of advanced              border financial information impacted by
                      accounting concepts.Topics covered include the            global businesses. It incorporates international
                      preparation, communication, interpretation,               transactions, the operations of international
                      and analysis of financial data with regard to              companies, conversion of foreign currencies,
                      consolidations, international transactions, and           and facilitating the use of IASB.
                      business combinations. Foreign currency and               Prerequisite: ACC300
                      partnership transactions are also examined.
                                                                                ACC435       International Taxation 3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: ACC335
                                                                                This course provides an overview of U.S.
                      ACC405       Auditing                  3 Credits          and foreign country taxation involved with
                      This course is a study of the auditing process.           international transactions. Topics include
                      Topics covered include the demand for audit               source rules, resident and NRA taxation, CFC
                      services, the audit process, applications of the          legislation, and other major tax concepts. An
                      audit process to normal business cycles, and              analysis of treaty provisions and U.N. Model
                      completion of the audit cycle.                            Tax Conventions is also discussed.
                      Prerequisite: ACC300                                      Prerequisites: ACC330 and BUS260

                      ACC410       Accounting
                                   Communications            3 Credits          Allied Health
                      This course will prepare the student to write
                      and speak more effectively as they are entering           ALH105       Medical Terminology      2 Credits
Course Descriptions




                      the accounting profession, in accordance                  This course provides the student with the
                      with the AECC guidelines for enhancing                    ability to recognize, analyze, define, spell,
                      accounting students’ communication skills.                and correctly utilize the medical language
                      Prerequisites: ACC300 and ENG220                          used to convey information about anatomy,
                                                                                physiology, disease, and control and treatment
                      ACC420       Advanced Cost                                of alterations in one’s state of health. Medical
                                   Accounting                3 Credits          Terminology applies in describing normal
                      This course examines topics such as the                   as well as abnormal, so the student begins
                      study of budgets, standard costs, direct and              with the normal as a base and adds to this
                      absorption costing, cost variance analysis, and           the terms that describe pathological changes.
                      extensive analysis of various cost control and            The student specifically becomes aware of the
                      profit planning programs. Use of quantitative              medical prefixes, roots, and suffixes in forming
                      techniques and decision models is also                    a medical vocabulary.
                      discussed.
                      Prerequisite: ACC320                                      ALH112       Essentials of Anatomy
                                                                                             and Physiology I         3 Credits
                      ACC425       Advanced Auditing         3 Credits          This course examines the structural orga-
                      This course is a continuation of the study of             nization and the functioning of the human
                      the auditing process. The course is designed to           body. The human cell is described in detail
                      broaden and deepen student’s conceptual and               as it is the basic building block of the body.
                      technical understanding of the attest function.           Body planes, directional terms, quadrants,
                      It will provide the student with a framework              and cavities are illustrated and located. The

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components and normal processes of the in-                ALH125       Diagnostic Coding          3 Credits
tegumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, en-             The student will learn to abstract information
docrine, and lymphatic systems are discussed.             from the medical record and combine it with
Common pathology and medications are re-                  coding strategies to obtain the proper codes
lated to structure and function.                          for diagnoses. The ICD-9-CM book will be
                                                          studied for understanding of format. DRGs
ALH115       Medical Insurance           3 Credits        will also be discussed.
In this course the student is introduced to the           Prerequisite: ALH105
major nationwide medical insurance plans.
An overview of eligibility and benefits of                ALH130       Anatomy and
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid,                            Physiology II              3 Credits
TRICARE, Workers’ Compensation, Health                    This course builds on knowledge obtained in
Maintenance Organizations (HMO), and                      Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the
Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) will               anatomical structure, organization and general
be discussed. This course will also familiarize           physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,
the student with the purpose and use of ICD-9             endocrine, and reproductive systems. This
diagnostic and CPT procedural coding.                     course emphasizes the anatomy and physiology
Other procedural/diagnostic coding systems                of the nervous system, cardiovascular system,
currently in use are presented. The student will          and the respiratory system.
learn to prepare medical insurance claim forms            Prerequisite: ALH120
for reimbursement.                                        ALH130L Anatomy and
                                                                  Physiology II – Lab              1 Credit
ALH120       Anatomy and
             Physiology I                3 Credits        This course builds on knowledge obtained in
This course is a study of the normal structure            Anatomy and Physiology I by investigating the
and function of the human body. The course                anatomical structure, organization and general
covers the basic cell, body chemistry, and then           physiology of the digestive, lymphatic, urinary,
provides an in-depth investigation into the               endocrine, and reproductive systems. This
integumentary system, the skeletal system,                course emphasizes the anatomy and physiology
and the muscular system.                                  of the nervous system, cardiovascular system,
                                                          and the respiratory system with these systems
ALH120L Anatomy and                                       being the focus of the laboratory portion of
        Physiology I – Lab                1 Credit        the course.




                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
This course is the lab component to the                   Prerequisites: ALH120L and concurrent enrollment in
Anatomy and Physiology I course. The lab                  ALH130
will consist of demonstration and hands-on
                                                          ALH135       Health Information         3 Credits
learning in the following areas: cell structures,
the planes of movement, axis of rotation,                 The course covers the medical record and
motions of the body, joint system, bone                   maintenance of health information systems.
structure, skeletal structural, bone landmarks,           The contents and types of medical records are
and the musculoskeletal system of the human               presented. Various databases and filing systems
body.                                                     are explored. The many legal guidelines are
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ALH120             included.
                                                          Prerequisite: ALH105
ALH122       Essentials of Anatomy
             and Physiology II           3 Credits        ALH145       Allied Health
                                                                       Procedures                 3 Credits
This course builds on knowledge obtained
in Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology                   This course provides the student with
I by investigating the anatomical structure,              an overview of basic health procedures.
organization and general physiology of the                Emphasis is placed on developing therapeutic
digestive, reproductive, urinary, cardiovascular,         communication in the clinical setting. Students
and the respiratory systems.                              will learn the components of a medical record
Prerequisite: ALH112                                      and principles of medical documentation.
                                                          Assessment of vital signs will be developed




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                      and principles of universal precautions will be          ALH210        Clinical Techniques          3 Credits
                      presented.                                               This course will outline the principles and
                      Prerequisite: ALH120                                     procedures of complete physical, gynecological,
                                                                               obstetrical, and pediatric examinations. The
                      ALH160       Pharmacology              2 Credits
                                                                               student is given the opportunity to gain basic
                      This is a course which prepares allied health
                                                                               knowledge and understanding of the purposes,
                      students to understand, identify, and classify
                                                                               techniques, and recording procedures of special
                      medications. Upon completion of this
                                                                               tests commonly associated with the physician’s
                      course, the student will be familiar with drug
                                                                               office including electrocardiography, radiology,
                      classifications and the effects of medication on
                                                                               respiratory therapy, and specialized clinical
                      body systems.
                      Prerequisite: ALH105
                                                                               procedures.
                                                                               Prerequisite: ALH205 or concurrent registration
                      ALH180       Medical Administrative
                                                                               ALH225        Medical
                                   Procedures             3 Credits
                                                                                             Transcription II             3 Credits
                      In this course, the allied health student is
                                                                               This course is an extension of the principles of
                      trained in the most up-to-date administrative
                                                                               Medical Machine Transcription. The student
                      functions in physicians’ offices. Important
                                                                               is given an opportunity to transcribe a variety
                      aspects of office procedures include
                                                                               of medical correspondence, documents, and
                      communicating and interacting with patients,
                                                                               reports accurately and efficiently, meeting the
                      the role of the receptionist, effective telephone
                                                                               demands of the medical profession. Additional
                      usage, administrative planning, supply and
                                                                               computer time is necessary to complete
                      task organization, and time management.
                                                                               assignments.
                      Scheduling appointments, processing mail,                Prerequisite: ALH200
                      filing, treatment of clinical and financial
                      records, accounts payable, accounts receivable,          ALH230        Disease and Diagnostic
                      billing, and credit and collection procedures                          Methods                3 Credits
                      are studied as well. This course will also expose        This course introduces pathology and disease
                      the student to the operation of a computerized           by investigating the etiology, pathophysiology,
                      medical office management program.                       and clinical manifestation of a wide variety of
                      Applications of medical practice software will           diseases affecting the various body systems
                      be explored.                                             of the human body. Diagnostic procedures
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100                         and treatments for various disorders will be
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                                                                               discussed.
                      ALH200       Medical Machine                             Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130
                                   Transcription             3 Credits
                      This course combines the knowledge of the                ALH235        Procedural Coding            3 Credits
                      English language, medical terminology, and               The student will learn to abstract information
                      keyboarding skills as a basis to enable the              from the medical record and combine it with
                      student to transcribe medical correspondence,            coding strategies to obtain the proper codes for
                      documents, and reports accurately and                    procedures. The format and coding conventions
                      efficiently.                                              of the Current Procedural Terminology book
                      Prerequisites: ALH105 and ENG100                         and the Common Procedural Coding System
                                                                               will be studied.
                      ALH205       Clinical Methods          2 Credits         Prerequisite: ALH105
                      This course emphasizes the information
                      on the medication label and the physician’s              ALH245        Wound Management
                      order. Students will learn the concepts                                for the Healthcare
                      used to calculate medication dosages. A                                Professional                 3 Credits
                      comprehensive review of basic math theory                The course is designed to provide entry-
                      is given. Additional topics include surgical             level, clinically relevant information on the
                      asepsis, assisting with minor surgeries, and             management of patients with open wounds.
                      theory of IV therapy.                                    The class will discuss the topics of anatomy
                                                                               and physiology of the skin, phases of wound
                                                                               healing, types of wounds, wound etiology and
                                                                               infection management through the use of

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debridement and topical agents. In addition,               effectively accommodate and manage these
dressing selection, bandaging and the use of               changes.
therapeutic modalities as adjunctive wound                 Prerequisite: BUS220
therapy will be explored.
                                                           ALH330        Healthcare Policies
Prerequisites: ALH105, ALH130, and PTA235.
                                                                         and Politics                 3 Credits
ALH255       Medical Law and                               This course is the study of conflict resolution
             Ethics                     3 Credits          and resource allocation (or reallocation) by
This course is an in-depth study of law and                legislatures, courts, and “public” opinion.
ethics as they pertain to health care and                  Healthcare policies include statutes and court
related fields. There are extensive discussions             decisions that define principles of legal liability
of legal, ethical, and bioethical issues which             in health, healthcare, and health insurance. It
affect all aspects of medical office personnel.             also involves consideration of accepted norms
An emphasis on Pennsylvania laws affecting                 of conduct that influence the law and are
liability, licensure, and health care directives is        influenced by the law, but do not have the
presented.                                                 traditional attributes of legal structures. Legal
                                                           aspects include common law court decisions,
ALH290       Allied Health Transfer
                                                           as well as statutory law and administrative
             Credit                 3 Credits
                                                           regulations that impact the healthcare system.
This course is used only as a way to accept                Prerequisite: BUS220
credit for a course transferred from another
college or university. No courses above the 200            ALH350        Medical Seminar              3 Credits
level will be accepted. This course is available           In this upper level course, the students will
only when the student has taken a class not                practice administrative and clinical skills from
offered by Central Penn.                                   the program in the Allied Health Laboratory.
                                                           The course is designed to illustrate and
ALH310       Medical Laboratory         3 Credits
                                                           explore the role of medical personnel within
This is a clinical laboratory course designed              the framework of the health care profession
especially for the medical assistant student               and to assist the student in the transition
and/or other medical personnel employed                    from student to health care team member.
in physicians’ offices. Emphasis is placed on               The student becomes aware of the role the
quality assurance and safety requirements                  MA plays in promoting a professional image
following OSHA guidelines. Instruction                     for the practice and of health care resources
and practice will be provided in specimen



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                                                           available. CPR, first aid training, emergency
collection and in CLIA Waived testing in                   management, and emergency preparedness are
urinalysis, hematology, clinical chemistry,                presented.
immunology, and microbiology. While being                  Prerequisite: ALH210 or concurrent registration
observed by the instructor, the student will
perform 25 successful venipunctures. The
CPT exam is offered at the completion of this              ALH390        Upper-Level Allied
course. Electronic medical records will also be                          Health Transfer Credit 3 Credits
presented.                                                 This course is used only as a way to accept
Prerequisites: ALH105 and ALH130                           credit for a course transferred from another
                                                           college or university. No courses below the 300
ALH320       Health Services                               level will be accepted. This course is available
             Organization and                              only when the student has taken a class not
             Management                 3 Credits
                                                           offered by Central Penn.
This course involves the organization of the
U.S. healthcare delivery system, and the basic             ALH400        Hospital and
management strategies and practices, which                               Health Services
are implemented to administer its component                              Administration               3 Credits
parts. Dynamics of the interrelated components             This course prepares the student to carry out
of the system are considered in terms of the               the day-to-day responsibilities of a hospital or
impacts of social, political and economic                  healthcare facility administrator. Issues of cash
change, and evolving system components to                  flow, personnel policy, staff interactions, record
                                                           keeping, reporting requirements, inventory

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                      and supplies, security, organizational and                     pastels, students translate abstract concepts
                      management practices are examined. There                       into visual design.
                      is a project requiring the student to interview
                                                                                     ART105       Arts and Humanities       3 Credits
                      administrators in each of three different
                      types of healthcare facilities, to compare the                 A course designed to introduce students to
                      similarities and differences. The student will                 the arts — specifically, painting, literature,
                      arrange their internship project as an outcome                 drama, and music as distinguished from the
                      of this course.                                                sciences and from history, philosophy, and
                      Prerequisite: This course is taken the final term before        theology. Through a variety of experiences,
                      the internship                                                 including lectures, guest speakers, field trips,
                                                                                     and projects, students develop the ability to
                      ALH410        Health Economics and                             critically appreciate “the arts.”
                                    Financing Strategies 3 Credits
                      This course includes analysis of financial                     ART115       Theater and the
                      flows, third-party payment programs, and                                    Performing Arts            3 Credits
                      reimbursement practices in the health sector.                  This is an introductory course in which
                      An economic analysis of the U.S. healthcare                    students will learn both the tradition and
                      system regarding organization and financing                     the mechanics of theater in European and
                      policy issues will also be considered.                         American culture. The course will trace the
                      Prerequisites: ALH115 or BUS335 and BUS210                     history and importance of theater from ancient
                                                                                     Greece and Rome through medieval Europe
                      ALH420        Healthcare Planning                              and the Renaissance to modern day. The
                                    and Marketing                 3 Credits          course will additionally explore the various
                      This course considers planning and marketing                   genres of theater and the mechanics involved
                      from the perspective of an administrator                       in a theatrical performance.
                      with responsibility for delivery of a particular
                      healthcare service to the public. The product                  ART120       Art Appreciation          3 Credits
                      may be a general hospital, a specialized clinic,               This course is designed to introduce students
                      or a residence and long-term care facility.                    to the fundamentals of the visual arts. The
                      Consideration is given to differences of                       focus of the class will be a tour through major
                      approach to each of these various services,                    periods of art history with an emphasis on
                      and also to the planning and marketing                         style and culture. Students will be exposed to
                      strategies, which are common to all. Public                    a variety of art techniques, and time will be
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                      policy and government planning functions are                   given in class for students to experiment with
                      also considered, as well as direct and indirect                basic media.
                      inputs from professional organizations,
                                                                                     ART125       Watercolor Painting        3 Credits
                      insurance providers, and other relevant parties.
                                                                                     This course is designed to introduce students
                      The student will estimate public utility and
                                                                                     to watercolor techniques that focus on value,
                      benefits provided vs. actuarial cost incurred,
                                                                                     color, and composition. Class will start with
                      means of financing and costing long-term
                                                                                     monochromatic studies of simple still lifes,
                      facilities, staffing needs, major equipment,
                                                                                     progress to a limited palette, and culminate
                      supplies, indirect costs in the planning process,
                                                                                     in students selecting their own subjects and
                      cost recovery strategies and marketing plans,
                                                                                     rendering them in full color. Students are
                      and philosophical policy ideas.
                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230                               required to purchase watercolor materials
                                                                                     recommended by professor.
                                                                                     ART205       Art History               3 Credits
                      Arts                                                           This course is an introduction to art history.
                      ART100        Drawing and                                      Identification and analysis of individual
                                    Illustration                  3 Credits          artworks, their creators, and the study of
                      This course is designed to introduce students                  artistic periods and styles. This class covers the
                      to drawing and illustration techniques that                    development of artistic techniques and styles
                      focus on proportion, light, and perspective.                   throughout the ages.
                      Using media such as pencil, charcoal, pen, and


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ART250      Art Transfer Credit       3 Credits         will be discussed in the context of how their
This course is used only as a way to accept             application has shaped contemporary thinking
credit for a course transferred from another            about the history of life on earth. Further
college or university. No courses above the 200         emphasis will be placed on the relevance of
level will be accepted. This course is available        evolution to biology, in general and to students’
only when the student has taken a class not             lives, in particular.
offered by Central Penn.                                Prerequisite: Any biology course

ART390      Upper-Level Art
            Transfer Credit           3 Credits         Business
This course is used only as a way to accept
credit for a course transferred from another            BUS100         Business Principles         3 Credits
college or university. No courses below the 300         This is a fundamental survey course in business
level will be accepted. This course is available        administration offering a basic understanding
only when the student has taken a class not             of the nature and scope of business in the
offered by Central Penn.                                modern world. Consideration of business
                                                        practices such as management, organization,
                                                        production, human resources, information
Biology                                                 technology, marketing, and ethics is an integral
                                                        part of this course. Students use a variety of
BIO100      Human Biology             3 Credits
                                                        external resources.
This course provides an introduction to
the study of living organisms. Emphasis is              BUS105         Fundamentals of
placed on the structure and function of the                            Selling                     3 Credits
cell as the basis of life. Each body system             This course is a thorough study of the phases
is studied. Additional topics will include              of successful selling: approach, presentation,
homeostasis, genetics, genetic engineering,             resistance, and closing. In addition, a study
and biotechnology.                                      is made of today’s selling environment,
                                                        product analysis, and buying psychology. The
BIO105      Human Development         3 Credits         course emphasizes the desirable qualities of
This course studies human growth and                    a successful salesperson with special regard
development throughout the life span from               to poise, manner, dress, ethics, and product
the prenatal period through aging. Special              knowledge. Students participate in role
emphasis is placed on normal physical,



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                                                        playing and sales presentations to develop
cognitive, social, and psychological growth so          selling ability and self-confidence.
the student can recognize normal development
as well as deviations from the normal.                  BUS120         Spreadsheet
                                                                       Applications                3 Credits
BIO260      Microbiology              3 Credits         This course is designed to expose the students
This basic level microbiology course                    to the advanced capabilities of spreadsheet
introduces students to the use of microscopes           software. The use of current spreadsheet
and to laboratory procedures for microbial              software is integral to creating spreadsheet
identification. Students will survey microbial           projects based on real business situations.
species and become familiar with common
pathogenic microbial strains. Bactericidal,             BUS200         Finance I                   3 Credits
antiseptic, and sterilization procedures will be        This course is a study of the financial
explored.                                               problems associated with the life cycle of a
                                                        business. Topics covered include the sources
BIO300      Evolutionary Biology      3 Credits         and use of business funds, cost of capital, risk,
This course provides a basic understanding of           asset management, and capital investments
the scientific justification of evolution and the         and valuation. Students are trained in the
major topics in evolutionary biology. Students          programming and use of the widely-accepted
will gain an understanding of the scope of              financial calculators for the solution of practical
evolution biology, including mechanisms of              business applications.
change, population genetics, the origin of              Prerequisites: ACC110 or concurrent registration
species, and human evolution. These topics

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                      BUS210       Macroeconomics           3 Credits         BUS245       Human Resources          3 Credits
                      This course is an introduction to the concepts,         This course provides guideposts for effective
                      principles, and problems of economics.                  performance in recruiting, selecting, and
                      Emphasis is placed on the role of monetary              placing people in the right jobs, training and
                      and fiscal policy in pursuing macroeconomic              development, performance appraisals, benefits
                      objectives.                                             and compensation, health and safety in the
                                                                              workplace, and labor relations and collective
                      BUS215       Microeconomics           3 Credits
                                                                              bargaining.
                      This course will examine the factors that               Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220
                      affect the economic choices of consumers or
                      producers when purchasing or selling goods              BUS250       Advertising              3 Credits
                      and services.                                           This course is a study of the principles
                                                                              involved in the planning, creation, and use
                      BUS220       Principles of                              of advertising through the use of newspaper,
                                   Management               3 Credits
                                                                              magazine, radio, television, outdoor, and direct
                      This course provides a conceptual framework             mail. This course includes the economics,
                      for fundamental knowledge of management.                methods, and psychology of advertising,
                      Primary consideration is given to the areas             with an introduction to marketing research,
                      of planning, organizing, directing, and                 consumer analysis, and market analysis. Work
                      controlling. It emphasizes both the art and             is done in creation of original copy and layout.
                      science of management through the use of
                      lectures and the case study method. Students            BUS255       Customer Service         3 Credits
                      use a variety of outside readings and interviews        This course explores the importance of
                      in their studies.                                       customer service to the success of any business.
                                                                              The textbook and the lectures are presented
                      BUS230       Principles of Marketing 3 Credits
                                                                              from the customer’s point of view and
                      This course studies current concepts and                stresses the effects of good and poor customer
                      strategies of marketing activities. The                 service on repeat business, “word-of-mouth”
                      marketing environment including ethics and              advertising, and profits. These concepts are
                      social responsibility are brought out. The major        reinforced through classroom discussions,
                      divisions in marketing and their relationship           role-playing, and an outside project in which
                      to target markets, products, strategies, and            the level of customer service in a business is
                      distribution are discussed. Studies of current          analyzed and evaluated.
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                      practices of specific companies are reviewed
                      and analyzed.                                           BUS260       International Business 3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220                          This is a fundamental course addressing
                                                                              international business and management. The
                      BUS235       Consumer Behavior        3 Credits
                                                                              course focuses on international business with a
                      This course concentrates on the theories of
                                                                              study of how the political, social, and economic
                      consumer behavior and research findings as they
                                                                              environment of foreign cultures affect business
                      apply to the sales effort. The course includes
                                                                              attitudes and operations. The impact of
                      concepts such as factors affecting buying
                                                                              cultural, economical, and political forces on
                      decisions, media selection and effectiveness,
                                                                              business practices in a global organization is
                      and consumer response measurements.
                                                                              studied.
                      BUS240       Survey of Sports                           Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220
                                   Management               3 Credits
                                                                              BUS270       Entrepreneurship
                      This is an overview of the general areas                             and Small Business
                      of sports management with emphasis on                                Management               3 Credits
                      the relationship of developing and using a              This course provides an overview of the
                      marketing strategy. Included in the study               responsibility and importance of “small
                      is the relationship of management with the              businesses” as they relate to the current
                      customer and participants from the planning             business community and the entrepreneur. It
                      stage through the execution stage.                      provides an understanding of the complexities



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and problems associated with ownership,                     job analysis, measurement, and major staffing
management, administration, and finances.                    activities.
Prerequisite: ACC110 or concurrent registration             Prerequisite: BUS245

BUS290        Business                                      BUS304       Strategic Planning
              Administration                                             and Marketing
              Transfer Credit              3 Credits                     Communications            3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept                 This course is a comprehensive and integrated
credit for a course transferred from another                study of strategic planning and marketing
college or university. No courses above the 200             communications. Advertising, sales promotion,
level will be accepted. This course is available            direct marketing, Internet marketing, personal
only when the student has taken a class not                 selling, and public relations/publicity are
offered by Central Penn.                                    discussed and related to strategic planning.
                                                            Students will evaluate the relationship between
BUS300        Finance II                   3 Credits
                                                            marketing management and marketing
Emphasis in this course is placed on the                    communications.
decision-making process with regard to                      Prerequisite: BUS230
liabilities and capital. Students analyze
problems related to short- and intermediate-                BUS305       Investments               3 Credits
term financing, long-term financing, and                    This course analyzes the varying degrees of risk
capital structure and dividend policy faced                 and return from different types of investments.
by management. Students are trained in the                  Topics include securities and securities
programming and use of the widely-accepted                  markets, portfolio policies, institutional
financial calculators for the solution of practical          investment policies, and management of
business applications.                                      investment funds. Students are trained in the
Prerequisite: BUS200                                        programming and use of the widely-accepted
                                                            financial calculators for the solution of practical
BUS301        Retail Management            3 Credits
                                                            business applications.
This course studies the strategic retail                    Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS215 or MTH010
management process, including the retail mix
and retail environment. The primary focuses                 BUS310       Fashion Analysis          3 Credits
are targeting customers, information gathering,             This course analyzes the dynamics of
location analysis, merchandise and operations               fashion and investigates the knowledge and
management, pricing strategy, promotional                   terminology with regard to textiles, apparel,



                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
strategy, and integrating and controlling the               fashion accessories, home fashions, global
retail strategy.                                            sourcing, and merchandising. This course
Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS230                            also explores career opportunities. Students
                                                            design fashion newsletters, produce a fashion
BUS302        Health, Safety, and
                                                            show, and complete presentations on fashion
              Security                     3 Credits
                                                            designers.
This course is designed to identify key
occupational health, safety, workplace security             BUS320       Money and Banking         3 Credits
theories and concepts. The course covers legal              This course is a study of the American banking
and regulatory requirements affecting health                system, monetary theories, and monetary
related programs, policies, and employment                  policy. Topics include the relationship of money
liabilities.                                                and the banking system to the functioning of
Prerequisite: BUS245                                        the monetary policy implementation.
                                                            Prerequisite: BUS215
BUS303        Recruitment, Selection,
              and Placement           3 Credits             BUS325       Electronic Business       3 Credits
This course studies the successful person/                  This course is an intense study of the business
organization match. The course discusses                    implications of the automation technologies and
the external influences such as economic                    telecommunication systems that have driven
conditions, labor markets, unions, and laws and             the field of electronic commerce to the modern
regulations. It also covers the staffing support             era of electronic business. This demonstrates
systems such as staffing strategy and planning,              the utilization of electronic business tools

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                      based on electronic data interchange, the                events through the use of computer applications
                      Internet, the World Wide Web, and other                  and short-term hands-on projects.
                      sources. It not only covers the marketing and            Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and TEC103 or
                      selling of products electronically, but explores         another college-level computer course
                      the major electronic aspects of business                 BUS360         Marketing Research            3 Credits
                      operations.                                              This course deals with the tools of marketing,
                      Prerequisite: BUS100 or BUS220
                                                                               sampling, analysis of internal data, locating
                      BUS330       Nonprofit                                    data, observation, and experimentation in
                                   Organizations             3 Credits         marketing research. It also examines defining
                      This course provides the basic framework                 the problem, developing and executing the
                      for management of nonprofit organizations,                research plan, preparing research reports, and
                      including the managing of volunteers. The                exploring major areas of research application.
                      focus is on business strategies taken by                 Students apply marketing research techniques
                      nonprofit organizations.                                  to a hands-on project.
                      Prerequisite: BUS220                                     Prerequisites: BUS230 and MTH200

                      BUS335       Insurance                 3 Credits         BUS365         Organizational
                      Most individuals, families, and businesses                              Behavior                      3 Credits
                      have a strong desire for financial security and           This course is a study of multi-disciplinary
                      protection against those events that threaten            approaches to the business organization as a
                      their financial security. For most people and             complex system. Emphasis is placed on the
                      companies, insurance is the major technique              importance of managing and understanding
                      for handling risk. This course covers vehicles of        the ethical implications of managerial
                      risk management through insurance concepts               decisions, workplace diversity, organizational
                      including personal property, commercial                  change, and corporate culture.
                      property, and life and health.                           Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and PSY100 or
                      Prerequisite: BUS100                                     SOC100

                      BUS345       Operations                                  BUS375         HTML for e-Business 3 Credits
                                   Management                3 Credits         This course emphasizes Internet/Intranet
                      This course is a study of the management of              Web authoring tools such as HTML and
                      operations, incorporating decision-making                HML. Effective use of commercial web
                      techniques used in operations management.                authoring tools will be stressed as well as
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                      Topics include the practical applications                programming in the appropriate languages.
                      to product design and process selection,                 Also included is an introduction to JAVA
                      design of facilities and jobs, and supply chain          Script programming. The course covers the
                      management. Methods for developing and                   essentials of programming for e-commerce
                      analyzing standards, measures, and processes             and tools to incorporate the programs for
                      are also discussed. Other topics incorporate an          business-wide applications.
                      overview of inventory concepts, Total Quality            Prerequisite: Any college-level computer course
                      Management including an ISO9000 overview,                BUS380         Business Policy
                      and business operations reengineering.                                  Formulation                   3 Credits
                      Prerequisites: BUS100 or BUS220 and TEC103 or
                                                                               This course is designed from the case problems
                      another college-level computer course
                                                                               approach that presents a cross-section of
                      BUS355       Project Management        3 Credits         the decision-making situations faced by
                      This course is for those who seek a hands-               management. In addition to the traditional
                      on approach to project management. It is an              policy and control, emphasis is given to
                      application-oriented approach which provides             situations involving leadership, organization,
                      a road map for managing various types of                 communications, career counseling, and social
                      technical or non-technical projects including            responsibility.
                      manufacturing scheduling, construction,                  Prerequisite: BUS220
                      research and development projects, and special



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BUS390       Upper-Level Business                       BUS410        Options, Futures, and
             Transfer Credit          3 Credits                       Other Derivatives            3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept             This course represents real-world practice
credit for a course transferred from another            to focus on theory and practice. It provides
college or university. No courses below the 300         a unifying approach to the valuation of all
level will be accepted. This course is available        derivatives, not just options and futures. The
only when the student has taken a class not             framework for pricing derivatives, interest
offered by Central Penn.                                rate derivatives, volatilities and correlations,
                                                        hedging, swaps, and value calculations are
BUS400       Advertising and
                                                        covered. The student will work with various
             Internet Marketing       3 Credits
                                                        models, including the standard market models,
Strategic marketing in today’s business
                                                        models of short rate, and other appropriate
environment requires knowledge of trends in
                                                        models.
online marketing and how to utilize e-business          Prerequisite: BUS200 or BUS305
marketing tools to maintain a competitive
edge. Basic marketing concepts are adapted to           BUS415        International Business
the Internet and web-specific marketing issues                         Seminar                3 Credits
are examined. Internet customer relationship            This course is a capstone that integrates
management, product development and                     concepts, principles, and practices of
pricing, distribution channels, and online              international business from prior courses
marketing communications are analyzed,                  and Internet research. The student is
culminating in the development of an Internet           required to participate in research for group
marketing plan.                                         decision-making and presentations about a
Prerequisite: BUS230                                    business currently or desiring to complete
                                                        in the international markets. A written
BUS402       Organizational Change
                                                        comprehensive case analysis of the simulation
             Management            3 Credits
                                                        is prepared.
This course covers the current proven                   Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
techniques for the management of change in              BUS260
the corporate world. As the information age
progresses into its next generation, effecting          BUS430        Marketing
change is an absolute necessity for upper                             Management                   3 Credits
management of private companies, educational            This course integrates marketing concepts




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institutions, and governments: small or large,          for strategic planning, implementation, and
for profit or non-profit. It deals with the             control. The primary focuses are analyzing
four phases of change management which is               marketing opportunities, developing marketing
the collaborative assessment process using              strategies, managing the total marketing effort,
Malcolm Baldridge and ISO certification                 and understanding future marketing trends.
methodologies as the foundation to identify the         Prerequisites: BUS230 and a 300-level business course
strengths and areas for improvement (or gaps)           BUS435        Personal Financial
in the organization in the areas of leadership                        Management                   3 Credits
at all levels, customer satisfaction, employee          This course is an investigation of obtaining
satisfaction, business process integration and          the maximum benefits from limited financial
quantifiable results.                                    resources on a personal basis. Financial goals
Prerequisite: BUS220                                    form the basis for financial planning. Without
BUS405       Business Marketing       3 Credits         these goals, planning is extremely difficult.
This course examines the marketing of goods             Many people prefer to avoid financial problems
and services between businesses, with a special         or turn them over to someone else such as a
emphasis on organizational buying. Special              financial planner. We will cover various topics
focuses are on relationship marketing and               of personal finance to prepare the student for
integrated marketing communications for                 personal financial planning.
                                                        Prerequisite: BUS200
business-to-business marketing.
Prerequisite: BUS230



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                      BUS440        International Finance      3 Credits          group decision-making and presentations in an
                      This course is an investigation of the                      overall business strategy and plan. Research on
                      challenges of doing business in an increasingly             the Internet is a valuable tool for this course.
                      global environment. Special emphasis is                     A written comprehensive case analysis of the
                      placed on the cultural, political, financial, and            plan is prepared.
                      social diversities of international financial               Prerequisites: BUS200 and BUS230 or BUS260
                      institutions. It examines the financial
                      strategies of global firms and the challenges of
                      international financial decisions.                           Chemistry
                      Prerequisites: BUS200 or concurrent registration and
                                                                                  CHM100      Chemistry I               3 Credits
                      BUS260 or concurrent registration
                                                                                  This introduction to inorganic chemistry
                      BUS450        Labor Relations            3 Credits          includes atomic structure, bonding, molecular
                      This course studies the evolving labor-                     structure, solutions, acids/bases/salts,
                      management relationship and the collective                  nomenclature, and stoichiometry. Chemistry
                      bargaining process in public and private                    I also explores the role of organic chemistry
                      sector organizations. The course includes the               in daily lives.
                      historical, legal, and structural environments
                      of the labor-management relationship in the
                      U.S. today.                                                 Communications
                      Prerequisites: BUS220 and BUS245                            COM100      Survey of Mass
                      BUS455        Compensation and                                          Communications            3 Credits
                                    Benefits                    3 Credits          All major forms of mass media are discussed
                      This course is an examination of financial                  in this course. Students are introduced to the
                      reward systems in organizations and the                     place and responsibilities of the mass media
                      study of relevant theoretical and legal                     — print, electronic, persuasive — and their
                      perspectives. Topics include job evaluation                 roles in the United States and the global
                      wage surveys, incentives, pay equity, benefits,              community. Media law and ethics are also
                      and compensation strategy.                                  introduced. This course includes observation
                      Prerequisite: BUS245                                        or hands-on practice in a professional on- or
                                                                                  off-campus setting.
                      BUS460        Evaluation and
                                    Assessment                 3 Credits          COM105      Foundations of
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                      This course prepares the student to understand                          Corporate
                      effective performance management in a quality                           Communications            3 Credits
                      context. The use of multi-source feedback                   A foundation course for the communications
                      for employee development and evaluation of                  Bachelor’s concentration in corporate
                      current legal issues in performance appraisals              communications, this course gives students
                      will be discussed.                                          an understanding of the interrelationship
                      Prerequisite: BUS245                                        between communications practitioners and
                                                                                  the corporate environment. Emphasis is
                      BUS465        Training and                                  placed on different types of organizations that
                                    Development                3 Credits          need communications specialists, functions
                      This course covers the field of training                    of communications specialists within specific
                      and development from orientation and                        organizations, and how those roles differ from
                      skills training to career and organization                  those of communications practitioners outside
                      development.                                                of the corporate environment.
                      Prerequisite: BUS245
                                                                                  COM130      Public Relations          3 Credits
                      BUS470        Business Seminar           3 Credits
                                                                                  This course studies current practices and
                      This course is a capstone course that synthesizes
                                                                                  problems in the field of public relations.
                      all business concepts including marketing,
                                                                                  Emphasis is given to communication and
                      human resources, quantitative methods, global
                                                                                  publicity techniques. Releases are written and
                      strategies, accounting, finance, production,
                                                                                  promotional campaigns developed. Actual
                      service, and policy issues. The student is
                                                                                  releases prepared by professional organizations
                      required to participate in the research for

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are analyzed. The class prepares for a                     methods, copyrighting and editing, and
campaign on some commercial, educational, or               reporting.
community event that is currently taking place.            Prerequisite: ENG100
The importance of internal as well as external
                                                           COM225       Writing for Public
public relations is considered. Additional time                         Relations                 3 Credits
outside the classroom is required to complete              This is an advanced public relations course that
projects.                                                  focuses on the actual preparation and writing
COM200       Technical Writing          3 Credits          involved in public relations practices rather
This is a writing course designed to develop               than the general theory of public relations. The
writing skills specifically for technical                  course is writing-intensive and is designed to
documents, such as instructions and process                give the student hands-on experience in the
analysis, and for written and oral business                various types of writing required of public
reports.                                                   relations practitioners, plus give students a
Prerequisite: ENG200                                       portfolio of sample writings. Students will
                                                           additionally participate in mock exercises
COM205       Cases in Public                               testing their writing skills under pressure.
             Relations                  3 Credits          Prerequisite: COM130
This is an advanced public relations course that
focuses on how organizations, both private                 COM230       Desktop Publishing I      3 Credits
and government, deal with public relations                 Provides the already computer-literate student
issues. The course will examine real-life                  with opportunities to explore the publication
public relations issues that face organizations            process through the personal computer
and how those organizations dealt with the                 domain. From introduction of desktop
particular public relations issues.                        publishing concepts to printing, binding,
Prerequisite: COM130                                       and finishing, this course offers training and
                                                           experience in page design and layout, text
COM210       Contemporary Media
                                                           enhancement, graphic enhancement, and
             Issues                     3 Credits
                                                           application assembly for finished-product,
This course continues the in-depth study of
                                                           professional publications. Additional time
mass media and its effects upon audiences.
                                                           outside class is needed to complete projects.
Students will discover the importance of
communications research, the news process,                 COM235       Management Proposal
and international mass communications, as                               Writing             3 Credits




                                                                                                                Course Descriptions
well as the political, ethical, and legal issues of        This course is a comprehensive approach
mass media.                                                to the development of business proposal
Prerequisite: COM100                                       and persuasive writing. The course develops
                                                           strategies for collecting business and situational
COM215       Communications
             Ethics                     3 Credits          information, visualizing complex situations,
This course provides an in-depth analysis                  and identifying the proper boundaries for
of the principles and concepts involved in                 identifying solutions. Case study examples
the ethics of communications practitioners.                help illustrate the proposal writing process,
Emphasis is placed on the development of                   including budget development, proposal
decision-making skills as they apply to practical          composition, editing, and revisions.
                                                           Prerequisite: ENG200
ethical issues in the communications field.
Topics covered include truth and objectivity,              COM240       News Editing and
ethical responsibility to the public, and ethical                       Design                     3 Credits
boundaries in media coverage.                              This course introduces students to the
Prerequisite: PHI105                                       fundamentals of editing print and electronic
                                                           news writing. Topics covered include an
COM220       Journalism I               3 Credits
                                                           overview of grammar, journalistic style, basic
This course is an introduction to journalism,
                                                           proofreading techniques, editing for content,
including the elements of news, the style
                                                           and editing for design. Responsibilities
and structure of news stories, news gathering
                                                           of editors in news organizations are also
                                                           discussed. Students in this course are required

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                      to contribute to campus publications or                   the media and private industry, and methods
                      community newspapers.                                     of resolving such problems. Specific case
                      Prerequisite: COM220                                      studies will be analyzed.
                                                                                Prerequisite: COM220
                      COM245       Opinion Writing            3 Credits
                      This course profiles for students the methods              COM320       Journalism II            3 Credits
                      of writing opinion for print. Topics discussed            A second-level journalism course which builds
                      include the ethics and responsibilities of                on the basic news reporting and writing skills
                      opinion writers, specific types of editorials,             developed in Journalism I.
                      AP style, and how to submit columns for                   Prerequisite: COM220
                      publication. Students will write a variety of
                                                                                COM330       Desktop Publishing II 3 Credits
                      opinion pieces, including a personal opinion
                                                                                Students apply skills learned in Desktop
                      column, a critical review, and a humor column.
                                                                                Publishing I and related courses in the
                      Students are required to submit one writing
                                                                                planning, implementation, and completion
                      assignment for publication in a professional
                                                                                of at least one major project. Additional time
                      periodical.
                      Prerequisite: COM220
                                                                                outside class is needed to complete projects.
                                                                                Prerequisite: COM230
                      COM260       Sports Broadcasting        3 Credits
                                                                                COM335       The Media and Society 3 Credits
                      Students build upon knowledge of basic
                                                                                In this course, students will look critically at
                      journalism writing and develop specialized
                                                                                media messages and meanings for deeper
                      writing and announcing skills in reporting
                                                                                understanding of values that both shape and
                      on sports. Emphasis is on both writing and
                                                                                reflect our culture and cultures abroad. Media,
                      producing electronic coverage of live sports
                                                                                in its various forms, are discussed, along with
                      events.
                      Prerequisite: COM320
                                                                                cultural icons and media effects theories.
                                                                                Students will learn to conduct basic social
                      COM265       Organizational                               science research and will study the effects of
                                   Communications                               media on a specific group of people.
                                   and Leadership             3 Credits         Prerequisite: ENG200
                      This is a course that examines how leaders
                      within an organization can effectively                    COM340       Communications Law       3 Credits
                      communicate with target publics both inside               This is an advanced communications course
                      their organization and outside it as well.                that explores the many legal issues, liberties,
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                      Students will examine case studies as well as             and restraints that face the media today, not
                      create their own vehicles of communication in             only as it pertains to First Amendment issues,
                      various delivery methods.                                 but also other issues, such as libel, commercial
                      Prerequisites: ENG100 and ENG110                          speech, obscenity, and indecency, as well as
                                                                                access to public sources of information.
                      COM300       Advertising                                  Prerequisite: ENG200
                                   Applications               3 Credits
                      The application of persuasive media techniques            COM345       Media and Politics       3 Credits
                      to actual business situations. Attention is               Students evaluate the relationship between
                      given to the organization of ideas, preparation           the media and political candidates during
                      of copy for all types of media, evaluation of             election years and whether the media is truly
                      methods and results, and budgeting. Students              an impartial reporter of the facts.
                      taking this course will be required to participate        Prerequisite: COM130
                      in media-related campus events and activities.            COM355       Broadcast Writing        3 Credits
                      Prerequisites: BUS250 and COM130                          Students build upon knowledge of basic
                      COM305       Media Relations            3 Credits         journalism writing and develop specialized
                      This course is designed to give students an               broadcast writing skills for television, radio,
                      in-depth look at the interrelationship between            and other media markets.
                      the media and other organizations. Topics                 Prerequisite: COM320
                      discussed include effective ways for corporate
                      communications practitioners to interact with
                      the media, problems that may arise between
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COM360       Television and Screen                      of the field of communications, to participate
             Writing                  3 Credits         in this course.
Students build upon earlier journalism skills           Prerequisite: COM320
by learning how to create a script for both
television and motion picture, from the                 COM405       Crisis Communications 3 Credits
earliest stages of developing the concept to the        This course introduces students to how
marketing of the finished product.                       communications practitioners handle crisis
Prerequisite: COM220                                    situations in the corporate setting. Attention is
                                                        given to crisis management plans, legal issues
COM365       Media During War         3 Credits         surrounding crisis communications, ethics in
Students learn about the changing relationship          handling crisis situations, and a corporation’s
between the news media and the government               responsibility to its public. Specific case studies
during times of war and how each side seeks to          will be analyzed.
control the news.                                       Prerequisite: COM340
Prerequisites: COM130 and COM220
                                                        COM410       Media Events Planning 3 Credits
COM370       Public Opinion                             This course is designed to provide students
             and Political                              with the practical concepts needed to
             Communications           3 Credits         coordinate media events. Topics discussed
This course examines public opinion polling             include different types of events, the role
as it relates to political communications. The          of media at these events, and the specific
course will examine how polls are used in               functions of the communications specialist
political campaigns and also later as a tool for        who is coordinating the event. Students will
politicians for engineering political consensus         end the term with a culminating project of
on issues. The course will include a discussion         coordinating an actual media event for a client
of polling methodologies.                               either internal or external to the college.
Prerequisites: COM130 and MTH200                        Prerequisite: COM130
COM375       Political Speechwriting 3 Credits          COM415       Communications
Students learn the role and importance of                            Technologies               3 Credits
Presidential speechwriters, review the style            This course emphasizes technology used in
of different Presidential speeches prepared by          the field of corporate communications. Topics
speechwriters, and write their own Presidential         include the Internet, teleconferencing, media
speeches during mock elections.                         technology, and future technology advances.



                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
Prerequisites: COM130, COM220, and ENG110               Students will learn about specific technology
COM380       Interpersonal                              and how it relates to practical uses in corporate
             Communications           3 Credits         communications.
This course introduces students to the                  Prerequisite: COM305
dynamics of interpersonal communications for            COM420       Projects in Corporate
the purpose of building communication skills                         Communications             3 Credits
in both the workplace and in their personal             This capstone course synthesizes the
lives. Emphasis is placed on perceptions,               principles taught in lower-level corporate
emotions, listening techniques, language,               communications classes. Students will apply
conflict resolution, and culture.                        their knowledge to a communications project
Prerequisite: ENG100                                    or projects for clients either internal or external
COM400       Selected Topics in                         to the college. This course will culminate in a
             Communications           3 Credits         campus-wide presentation of the project and
The topic of this course is determined during           the eventual implementation of the project for
the academic term that it is offered. This              the client.
topic will relate to a specific area of mass            Prerequisites: COM215 and COM410
communications and/or a current event related           COM425       Fundraising and Grant
to the media. Students will use their writing                        Writing               3 Credits
and research skills, along with their knowledge         In this course, students analyze the process of
                                                        raising funds for various types of non-political


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                      organizations as it relates to the responsibilities        and relates criminal justice concepts to current
                      of communications practitioners. Students                  events and trends, with a particular focus
                      will analyze past capital campaigns for                    on career paths and areas of specialization
                      effectiveness and then apply their observations            within law enforcement, the court system, and
                      by designing, implementing, and evaluating                 corrections.
                      their own mock capital campaign. Students
                                                                                 CRI135       Corrections I            3 Credits
                      also incorporate the fundamentals of writing
                      grant proposals as a component of raising                  This course examines the role of corrections
                      funds for organizations.                                   in the criminal justice system, focusing
                      Prerequisites: COM130 and COM305                           on historical developments, punishment,
                                                                                 rehabilitation, sentencing, deterrence, and the
                      COM435       Campaign Advertising                          operation of prisons, and including a study
                                   and Promotion        3 Credits                of intermediate punishment, parole, and
                      This is an advanced course in political                    community corrections programs.
                      communications that examines the strategies,
                      techniques, design, and impact of paid                     CRI225       Juvenile Justice:
                      political communications. It will focus on the                          Alternatives to
                                                                                              Incarceration            3 Credits
                      role of political advertising in a campaign,
                      including radio, direct mail, and print, as well           This course provides an analysis of the juvenile
                      as television.                                             justice system as it relates to the punishment
                      Prerequisite: COM300                                       and rehabilitation of the juvenile offender,
                                                                                 including an in-depth study of juvenile
                      COM440       Lobbying                   3 Credits          probation and other intermediate sanctions
                      This is an advanced course that explores the               presently utilized within the juvenile justice
                      history and modern techniques of lobbying                  system.
                      of federal and state legislatures and regulatory
                      agencies by special interest groups and by                 CRI235       Drug Enforcement I       3 Credits
                      other government agencies.                                 This course studies the use and abuse of illegal
                      Prerequisite: COM130 or COM340                             drugs in America, including the methods
                                                                                 of detection, apprehension and penalties
                      COM445       Political Fundraising                         for users and suppliers, and the confiscation
                                   and Campaign Finance                          and preservation of drug evidence. Special
                                   Law                   3 Credits               emphasis will be placed on the techniques for
                      This is an advanced studies course exploring
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                                                                                 surveillance, undercover operations, criminal
                      federal and state law regarding campaign                   apprehensions, and prosecutions.
                      financing, the rise of political action
                      committees, and effective methods for                      CRI245       Criminal Investigation 3 Credits
                      generating election funds.                                 This course is a study of the techniques and
                      Prerequisites: COM130 and COM340                           theories of criminal investigations, including
                                                                                 interviewing witnesses, suspects, and victims,
                      COM450       Propaganda and Policy 3 Credits
                                                                                 collecting and preserving evidence, and
                      Students will study historical use of
                                                                                 preparing cases for trial.
                      propaganda by the U.S. government and other                Prerequisite: CRI100
                      governments in influencing the public and the
                      current governmental efforts at propaganda.                CRI290       Criminal Justice
                      Students will also analyze methods and                                  Transfer Credit          3 Credits
                      messages by non-governmental groups to                     This course is used only as a way to accept
                      influence the public.                                       credit for a course transferred from another
                      Prerequisite: COM130                                       college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                                                 level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                                                 only when the student has taken a class not
                      Criminal Justice                                           offered by Central Penn.
                      CRI100       Criminal Justice           3 Credits          CRI295       Act 120 Police
                      This course is an introduction to the criminal                          Recruit Academy         12 Credits
                      justice system and its role in society. The course         The Act 120 Police Recruit Academy provides
                      introduces criminal justice concepts and terms,            for 750 hours of theoretical and experiential

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education designed to provide the student                   writing, and the completion of specialized
with the knowledge and skills required to be                reports including affidavits of probable cause
certified as a municipal police officer in the                and arrest and search warrants. The course
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Curriculum                    will also examine investigation reports, writing
material, didactic skills, and standards of                 concepts for probation, corrections, and other
performance for successful completion of this               criminal related investigations in anticipation
program are prescribed by the Pennsylvania                  of prosecution.
Municipal Police Officers Education and                     Prerequisites: CRI245 and ENG200
Training Commission.
                                                            CRI315       Advanced Issues in
Prerequisite: Successful attainment of senior-level
                                                                         Evidence                 3 Credits
academic status and must be 21 years of age prior to
completing the Academy                                      This course will build on the concepts covered
                                                            in LGS210 Evidence, including constitutional
CRI301        Fraud Investigation        3 Credits          issues, relevance, competency, hearsay, and
This course provides an examination of existing             privilege. The course will cover issues of
and emerging, “e-crimes” (i.e., economic and                evidence as they relate to the role of the
electronic), identity theft, Internet, credit               criminal justice professional in preparation of
card and check fraud, as well as the basics of              cases with emphasis on effective courtroom
protecting an organization’s digital assets.                testimony through a complete knowledge
The course will focus on government/private                 of the substantive and procedural laws of
industry methodology to detect, investigate,                evidence.
and prevent such crimes. A specialized                      Prerequisite: LGS210
course focus includes counterfeit negotiable
                                                            CRI321       Police Operations        3 Credits
instruments and debit card fraud.
Prerequisite: CRI100                                        This course is a study of the development,
                                                            organization, and function of contemporary
CRI305        Forensic Science I         3 Credits          law enforcement agencies, police-community
This course is a study of the professional                  relations, police decision-making and other
discipline that involves the scientific analysis             concepts in police practice and administration.
of crime scene evidence. Areas of specialized               This course will also examine the design
focus include the role and scope of the forensic            and organization of police departments,
laboratory, an overview of forensic science sub-            with special emphasis on patrol techniques,
disciplines, and an examination of medico-                  investigations, and the use of force in law




                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
legal jurisprudence.                                        enforcement.
Prerequisite: CRI330                                        Prerequisite: CRI100
CRI310        Criminal Profiling:                            CRI325       Death Investigation I    3 Credits
              Policy and Practice        3 Credits          This course is a study of forensic death
This course deals with the examination of                   investigations. Areas of specialized focus
offender “profiling.” The course will cut                   include the causes, manners, and mechanisms
through the confusion and misunderstandings                 of both natural and unnatural deaths, scene
regarding the “art of profiling” by providing                investigations, pertinent legal considerations,
detailed original and scientific research                   and methods germane to equivocal death
methods that examine the variations in                      determinations.
criminal behavior from which any “profile”                   Prerequisite: CRI330
is derived. Particular types of crimes will be
studied via offender topologies and profiles                 CRI330       Criminalistics           3 Credits
derived from these topologies.                              This course is a study of the identification,
Prerequisite: CRI245                                        collection, preservation, and analysis of
                                                            physical criminal evidence. The course focuses
CRI312        Investigative Report                          on crime scene documentation, development
              Writing                    3 Credits          and analysis of fingerprint evidence, blood
This course focuses on the theoretical and                  spatter and physiological evidence, hair and
practical methods of written documentation in               fiber evidence, ballistics, fire scene evidence,
the investigative process. Specific emphasis will
be placed on field note-taking, narrative report

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                      and narcotics. Scientific laboratory analysis             and hostage survival. De-escalation skills will
                      methodology is also presented.                           be taught and practiced at all levels of the
                      Prerequisite: CRI245 or LGS170 or LGS210 or              crisis continuum. This course will examine
                      LGS265                                                   the many factors that lead to confrontations
                      CRI365       Legal Aspects of Cyber                      and the techniques and pitfalls of managing
                                   Security               3 Credits            aggression.
                                                                               Prerequisite: CRI100
                      The course is primarily designed as a survey
                      of the legal issues surrounding the use of the           CRI420       Correctional
                      Internet. Coverage includes origins of the                            Management               3 Credits
                      Internet, criminal aspects of cyberspace, tort           This course is an advanced study of
                      liability, and privacy issues. The course also           correctional institutions and facilities
                      includes a critical examination of intellectual          focusing upon management, operations,
                      property, online business concerns, and child            and administration. This course will focus
                      online protection.                                       on recent research, programs, contemporary
                                                                               topics such as sex in prison, prison contraband
                      CRI375       Terrorism                 3 Credits
                                                                               markets, privatization, policy development,
                      This course will explore the continuing
                                                                               prison social structure, and the latest Supreme
                      phenomena of organized extremism in
                                                                               Court decisions pertaining to institutional
                      America and around the world. The origins
                                                                               corrections.
                      of modern terrorism (international as well               Prerequisite: CRI135
                      as domestic) will be explored. The histories,
                      philosophies, activities, and recruiting methods         CRI422       Sex Crimes and
                      and tactics of such groups will be reviewed.                          Rehabilitation           3 Credits
                      Methods to counter terrorism and the role of             This course is an in-depth examination of
                      the Department of Homeland Security will                 the major aspects of sexual offenses and
                      also be explored.                                        rehabilitation theories, with an emphasis
                                                                               on deviance, sexual abuse, and pedophilia
                      CRI380       Psychology of the                           in relationship to the criminal offender.
                                   Criminal                  3 Credits
                                                                               Students will examine and evaluate different
                      This course is a study of the contribution of            treatment and rehabilitation strategies and
                      psychology to our understanding of criminals             their respective application to various offender
                      and their behavior. The course will analyze              profiles.
                      various types of criminals in regard to their
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                                                                               Prerequisite: CRI310 or CRI380
                      early childhood backgrounds, traits, and
                      characteristics (biological, sociological, and           CRI431       Police Administration    3 Credits
                      psychological) in context to a particular type of        This course involves a study of police
                      crime. Emphasis will be placed on psychopathy,           management as it relates to the functions
                      sexual sadism, and mental disorders, and                 and activities of a police department.
                      the appraisal of theoretical criminology in              While organizational structure is examined,
                      evaluation of known criminal offenders.                  emphasis will be on police management and
                      Prerequisite: PSY100                                     the associated contemporary theories, policy
                                                                               development/ implementation, and community
                      CRI390       Criminal Justice
                                                                               policing. This course will include an appraisal,
                                   Administration
                                   Transfer Credit           3 Credits         comparison and contrast, of the management
                      This course is used only as a way to accept              techniques and operational policies/procedures
                      credit for an upper-level course transferred             of an existing police agency.
                                                                               Prerequisite: CRI321
                      from another college or university. No courses
                      below the 300 level will be accepted. This               CRI436       Security Management      3 Credits
                      course is available only when the student has            This course explores the various aspects of the
                      taken a class not offered by Central Penn.               corporate security profession. Specific areas to
                                                                               be addressed include legal theory, standards
                      CRI416       Crisis Management         3 Credits
                                                                               of protection, organizational management,
                      This course will explore the realm of crisis
                                                                               operational administration, technology, and
                      intervention from the basics of defusing anger
                                                                               investigative protocols. Subjects of special
                      to the complex issues of hostage negotiations
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study will include corporate espionage,                        CRI452       Advanced Crime Scene
risk management, threat assessment, crisis                                  Investigation        4 Credits
management, and professional development.                      This course is an advanced study of crime
Prerequisite: HSM110                                           scene investigation with an academic focus
                                                               upon the core competencies associated with
CRI445        Probation and Parole                             the identification, collection, preservation, and
              Casework Management 3 Credits
                                                               comparative examination of physical evidence
This course is an in-depth examination of
                                                               or the results of scientific analyses conducted
the major aspects of probation and parole,
                                                               upon forensic specimens. Students will be
with an emphasis on the techniques used to
                                                               required to work with complex scenario-based
deter recidivism of the criminal offender.
                                                               practical labs and demonstrate a thorough
Emphasis of this course includes presentence
                                                               understanding of criminal investigation,
investigation, rehabilitative theory, problems
                                                               relative bodies of law, crime scene investigation,
with parolee reintegration, and concepts of
                                                               and those procedures and practices germane to
intermediate punishment.
                                                               forensic criminalistics.
Prerequisite: CRI225
                                                               Prerequisite: CRI330
CRI447        Forensic Photography          3 Credits
                                                               CRI465       Forensic Anthropology 3 Credits
This course provides a hands-on survey of
                                                               This course involves the study of the scientific
photographic and digital imaging systems
                                                               discipline that applies the methods of physical
utilized in forensic investigation. A course focus
                                                               anthropology and archeology to the collection
includes the techniques and methodology for
                                                               and analysis of legal evidence. Areas of
photographic documentation of evidence for
                                                               specialized focus include the identification,
use in criminal prosecution. Emphasis will be
                                                               excavation, and recovery of skeletonized
placed on the digital logging and management
                                                               remains at crime scenes. Additional topics
of images, photography for specific types of
                                                               subject to instruction and discussion include
evidence, and manipulation of imaging devices
                                                               a comprehensive review of human osteology,
and software.
Prerequisite: LGS210
                                                               skeletal trauma, and taphonomy.
                                                               Prerequisite: ALH120
CRI450        Criminal Justice
                                                               CRI475       Forensic Pathology         3 Credits
              Independent Study             3 Credits
                                                               This course involves a study of the branch
The Independent Study course is an
                                                               of medicine that applies the principles and
independent study program, which encourages



                                                                                                                    Course Descriptions
                                                               knowledge of the medical sciences to the
students to explore aspects of their major
                                                               many legal issues within the field of law.
beyond the required courses by working on a
                                                               Emphasis will be placed on cause and time
project approved by the advising instructor.
                                                               of death determinations, identification of
Working with an advising instructor in their
                                                               unidentified deceased, evidence collection, and
major, students develop a research topic and
                                                               the documentation of contributory injuries and
plan, carry out that research, and produce a
                                                               diseases relative to the death of the deceased.
project (thesis, multimedia presentation, video,
                                                               Prerequisite: BIO100
etc.) which demonstrates academic excellence.
Projects will then be presented formally to
the advisor. It is the student’s responsibility                Digital Arts
to plan and develop the project, report weekly
to the faculty advisor, and to develop the                     DGA100       Principles of Visual
final presentation of the individual project.                                Communication             3 Credits
Only those individuals who have shown                          In this foundation course for the graphic design
course completion with a 3.5 GPA or higher,                    program, students gain an understanding
and deemed by the faculty advisor as a good                    of the evolution of visual communication
candidate due to her/his independent working                   through historical survey. Emphasis is placed
skills, will be allowed to enroll in this course.              on the development of visual thinking, the
Prerequisite: Completion of all lower-level program            translation of abstract concepts into visual
courses and student is in the last three terms of study        form, symbolism and imagery in design, and
                                                               trends in design.


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                      DGA105      Elements of Graphic                         explore techniques such as the use of drawn-
                                  Design                    3 Credits         on film, stop motion, grain animation, and
                      This course provides an overview of basic               Claymation. Additional time outside of class
                      design elements used to create printed                  is needed to complete projects.
                      materials, including type, shape, line, negative
                      space, and texture. Attention is also given to          DGA200       Color Theory              3 Credits
                      principles such as balance, unity, repetition,          This course is designed to provide students
                      and contrast.                                           with an in-depth understanding of color
                                                                              and its impact on design. Special attention
                      DGA110      Digital Photography       3 Credits         is given to color schemes, the psychological
                      This course introduces students to the basic            implications of color, and appropriate uses of
                      concepts of digital photography. Emphasis               color in design. Students are also exposed to
                      is placed on capture and composition, digital           differences in color production for print and
                      editing and manipulation, and framing.                  web graphics. Lecture and studio techniques
                      Students will gain knowledge about digital              will be applied.
                      technology and its relationship to traditional          Prerequisites: DGA100 or DGA105
                      photography. Students must provide their own
                      digital camera to participate in this course.           DGA235       Character Design          3 Credits
                                                                              This course will cover character creation. It
                      DGA115      Digital Image Editing     3 Credits         will include extensive preplanning techniques,
                      This course is an introduction to digital               such as brain storming, thumbnail sketches,
                      photography and the manipulation of images.             and traditional drawing techniques. The class
                      The use of a digital camera and the importation         will transfer this process into a digital format.
                      of images into the computer are covered.                Concepts in this class will include design
                      Techniques for the combination of graphics              principles, such as contrast, complimentary
                      and images, as well as photo manipulation               colors, staging, and backgrounds. Characters
                      and correction are demonstrated. Other                  will illustrate the ways in which character
                      topics covered include practices of photo               design can influence the viewer’s concept of
                      repair, distortion, and collage. The removal of         the character, personality, and role. Additional
                      backgrounds through use of alpha channels               time outside of class is needed to complete
                      and the preparation of images for output                projects.
                      to print and web are also covered. The class            Prerequisite: DGA115
                      utilizes the industry-standard application for
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                                                                              DGA245       Web Design I              3 Credits
                      pre- and post-processing of images. Additional
                                                                              This course emphasizes basic HTML,
                      time outside of class is needed to complete
                                                                              XHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets
                      projects.
                                                                              (CSS), for Internet and Intranet web creation.
                      DGA120      Vector Graphics           3 Credits         Introduction to the World Wide Web
                      This course is an introduction to vector                Consortium (W3C) and the Internet along
                      graphics creation. Vector graphics are used for         with the study of why we create websites,
                      the creation of logos, illustrations, and print         including, but not limited to, the discussion
                      material that utilizes solid areas or a limited         of the uses for the Internet and Intranet.
                      number of colors. This class teaches the art of         The comparison and contrast of successful
                      logo design, illustration, and the incorporation        and unsuccessful websites is incorporated.
                      of typography to create effective advertising           Effective use of programming in HTML,
                      materials for print and corporate identity.             XHTML, and debugging to create a large final
                      The class utilizes industry-standard software.          project completes the course. Additional time
                      Additional time outside of class is needed to           outside of class is needed to complete projects.
                      complete projects.                                      A grade of “C” or higher must be achieved to
                                                                              pass this course.
                      DGA125      History of Animation      3 Credits
                      This course will cover the evolution of                 DGA250       Digital ArtsTransfer
                      animation and the various techniques                                 Credit                    3 Credits
                      developed during the course of the century.             This course is used only to accept credit for
                      It will document the evolution of flipbooks to           a course transferred from another college or
                      three-dimensional animation. This class will            university. No courses above the 200 level will

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be accepted. This course is available only when          DGA305        Dimension in Design         3 Credits
the student has taken a class not offered by             This course is designed to prepare students to
Central Penn.                                            use two-dimensional and three-dimensional
                                                         design. Students’ past knowledge of proper
DGA260       Print Production          3 Credits         design and layout techniques will be reinforced.
This course emphasizes the preparation                   The use of a variety of media devices to review
of materials for print production. Specific              areas of design such as form, space, mass,
attention is given to color separations, file             shape, texture, and color will be emphasized.
formats, file sizes, fonts, and color selection.          This course will enable students to produce a
Students learn to use industry-standard                  wide range of designs, based on current media
software applications to prepare completed               technology.
projects for printing.                                   Prerequisite: Any 200-level DGA course
Prerequisites: COM230 and DGA115
                                                         DGA310        Animation I                 3 Credits
DGA270       Non-Linear Video                            This course introduces those with
             Editing                   3 Credits
                                                         computerized design experience and a basic
This is a basic course in the techniques for
                                                         concept of multimedia to electronic animation
audio/visual production, which enable the
                                                         for multimedia applications, as well as an
student to capture and store the basic elements
                                                         understanding of the history of animation,
to prepare for the production process. The
                                                         including the 12 Principles of Animation and
class will cover the preproduction process
                                                         the uses of animation in modern society and
including storyboards and shot composition.
                                                         multimedia. Training in character design, Pose
It also includes sound characteristics, acoustic
                                                         to Pose animation, timing, and story will be
principles, and basic recording techniques, as
                                                         given with an emphasis on how animation
well as camcorder orientation, lighting, set-
                                                         can be created to increase the effectiveness
up, operation, and basic editing techniques.
                                                         of multimedia applications. Additional
Additional time outside of class is needed to
                                                         time outside of class is needed to complete
complete projects.
Prerequisite: DGA115
                                                         projects.
                                                         Prerequisite: Any 100- or 200-level DGA course
DGA280       Multimedia                3 Credits
                                                         DGA320        3-D Modeling
In this course the student will delve deeper                           Methods                     3 Credits
into the uses and the effects of multimedia in           This course is an introduction to 3-Dimensional
modern society. The combination of graphics,



                                                                                                               Course Descriptions
                                                         modeling and its applications. Various uses
images, and typography will be covered.                  for 3-Dimensional animations, such as
Preparation, rendering, and exportation                  industry and architectural design, video game
to modern media such as the Internet and                 development, and other potential multimedia
DVD are covered. Delineation of appropriate              forums will be discussed. The student will
software for combination of various file formats          create short animations of 3-Dimensional
will be covered. Additional time outside of              objects including logos, buildings, characters,
class is needed to complete projects.                    and landscapes. Design, modeling, texturing,
Prerequisite: DGA115
                                                         and lighting of these objects in conjunction
DGA300       Typography                3 Credits         with basic animation are included as part of
This class prepares the student in identification,        the course of study. Additional time outside
production, and use of typography. The                   of class will be needed to complete course
student studies the classifications of fonts and          projects.
font families. They study the implications and           Prerequisite: Any 200-level DGA course
emotional responses triggered by individual              DGA345        Web Design II               3 Credits
fonts as well as effects of individual fonts             This course develops Internet and Intranet
on legibility. The students will also research           Webs utilizing WYSIWYG applications. The
issues regarding copyright and legal issues              most current applications in use by the industry,
surrounding the art of typography and                    such as Dreamweaver, are emphasized. Root
typesetting.                                             folder development, site management and file
                                                         naming conventions are heavily emphasized.

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                      Additional time outside of class is needed to             as Dreamweaver. Additional time outside of
                      complete projects.                                        class is needed to complete projects.
                      Prerequisite: DGA245 or TEC245                            Prerequisite: DGA345 or TEC262

                      DGA350        Upper-Level Digital                         DGA410        Animation II               3 Credits
                                    Arts Transfer Credit       3 Credits        This course is an advanced application of the 12
                      This course is used only to accept credit for             principles of animation. Training in character
                      a course transferred from another college or              design, shot layout, scene development, uses of
                      university. No courses below the 300 level will           sound-of-advance storyline, timing, production
                      be accepted. This course is available only when           pipeline techniques, and file formats for output.
                      the student has taken a class not offered by              There is strong emphasis on preproduction
                      Central Penn.                                             through the use of storyboards, including the
                                                                                preplanning and design of a short animation.
                      DGA360        3-D Applications I         3 Credits
                                                                                Additional time outside of class is needed to
                      This course teaches the development of
                                                                                complete projects.
                      3-Dimensional animations. The student will                Prerequisite: DGA310
                      create short animations of 3-Dimensional
                      objects such as logos, architectural structures,          DGA420        Web Development II         3 Credits
                      characters and landscapes. Design, modeling,              This course teaches the development of
                      texturing, and lighting of these objects in               advanced dynamic web pages. The student will
                      conjunction with basic animation are included             learn complex concepts, such as creation of a
                      as part of the course of study. Additional                shopping cart system, including inventories,
                      time outside of class is needed to complete               sending automatic emails, and optimizing
                      projects.                                                 code. Sending to and retrieving information
                      Prerequisite: Any 300-level DGA course                    from a database, in conjunction with obtaining
                                                                                user information, is practiced. Time outside of
                      DGA370        Visual Effects             3 Credits
                                                                                class is needed.
                      This is an advanced course in the techniques              Prerequisite: DGA400
                      associated with audio and visual production.
                      This course will apply advanced principles of
                      audio/visual production, including rotoscoping,           English
                      special effects, and compositing. This class will
                      also cover the theoretical aspects of the use of          ENG015        College Writing Skills 3 Credits
                      video as a tool for creative communication in             This course teaches fundamental grammar,
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                      modern society. Additional time outside of                punctuation, and writing skills to under-
                      class is needed to complete projects.                     prepared students in order to prepare students
                      Prerequisite: DGA270                                      for college and professional writing. Students
                                                                                are placed in ENG015 based upon Compass
                      DGA380        Portfolio Development 3 Credits             Placement Exam test scores. A grade of a
                      This class is a culmination of the student’s time         “C” or higher must be achieved to pass before
                      at Central Pennsylvania College. Students                 enrolling in ENG100 English Composition
                      create a visual demonstration of the materials            I. See Admissions Information/Standardized
                      created during their education. The student               Testing After Admission
                      will research, plan, and develop the content,
                      layout, and format of a professional portfolio.           ENG100        English Composition I 3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: Any 300-level DGA course                    This course applies the concepts of grammar
                                                                                usage, sentence structure, punctuation, and
                      DGA400        Web Development I          3 Credits        appropriate informational literacy skills to the
                      This course studies the development of                    writing of paragraphs, essays, and research
                      dynamic web pages in conjunction with                     papers. A grade of “C” or higher must be
                      databases. Students will learn the process of             achieved to pass this course.
                      connecting a database to a front-end website              Prerequisite: ENG015 or placement based upon Compass
                      utilizing open source code like PHP and                   Placement Exam test scores
                      MySQL and industry-standard software, such
                                                                                ENG110        Oral Communications 3 Credits
                                                                                A course designed to develop effective
                                                                                formal and informal speaking skills as well as
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listening skills. Students convey knowledge of         level will be accepted. This course is available
topics by using proper techniques of speech            only when the student has taken a class not
based on research and preparation. Emphasis            offered by Central Penn.
on public speaking experience is placed
                                                       ENG300       Creative Writing           3 Credits
on three aspects of speaking: adherence to
purpose, organization of material, and practice        An intensive writing course where students
of professional presentation. Students gain            will read and analyze the works of published
experience through a variety of speaking               authors and then produce their own creative
experiences and are required to attend at              material. All creative material will be work
least three of the five Common Hour events,             shopped in class by students with the professor
excluding Club Hour presentations.                     directing the discussion. Class size will be
                                                       small to encourage the free flow of ideas and
ENG200       English                                   criticism regarding student work. The genres
             Composition II          3 Credits         within which students will write are poetry,
This course applies cognitive reasoning and            fiction, and creative nonfiction.
written communication skills to the analysis           Prerequisite: ENG200
and exposition of literary texts.
Prerequisite: ENG100                                   ENG305       The Modern Short
                                                                    Story                      3 Credits
ENG215       Persuasive Speaking     3 Credits         This course will be an intensive study of
This course will provide students with oral            modern literary short story. Students will
communications instruction specific to                 gain an increased appreciation of the arts and
persuasive speaking. Emphasis is placed on             an understanding of the human experience
creating and refining persuasive speaking              through the study of literature. Building on
techniques, researching and organizing                 the foundation of literary analysis developed
speeches, and analyzing persuasive speeches.           in English Composition II, students will
Substantial class time is devoted to students’         write essays on numerous stories—examining
own persuasive presentations.                          theme, plot, and structure. Typical writers
Prerequisite: ENG100                                   studied are Crane, Hemingway, Fitzgerald,
                                                       Joyce, O’Connor, Cheever, and Carver.
ENG220       Business
                                                       Prerequisite: ENG200
             Communications          3 Credits
This course is designed to help students               ENG310       Selected Topics in
communicate effectively in a variety of                             Literature                 3 Credits




                                                                                                            Course Descriptions
business situations. The planning, organizing,         The topic of this course is determined during
and writing of business communications are             the academic term that it is offered. This topic
covered, such as proposals, memos, email,              will relate to a specific area of literature and/
reports, oral presentations, and resumes.              or an intensive study of the life and works of
In addition, the location and evaluation of            one particular author. Students will use their
resources to produce written work will be              writing and research skills to participate in this
also covered. Students will learn to analyze           course.
business situations to determine the proper            Prerequisite: ENG200
communications response in good news,
                                                       ENG315       The Bible as Literature 3 Credits
bad news, and persuasive scenarios. Ethical
                                                       This course examines the biblical text in
behavior and intercultural communications
                                                       terms of literary analysis. Specific areas of
are examined. The fundamentals of proper
                                                       focus include prose, poetry, rhetorical devices,
business writing, usage of grammar, format,
                                                       authorship, theme, tone, and style. Emphasis
style, and layout of business documents are
                                                       is placed on the historical context in which
presented.
Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                       each book was written and the social forces
                                                       impacting the style of writing during that
ENG250       English and Literature                    time.
             Transfer Credit        3 Credits          Prerequisite: ENG200
This course is used only as a way to accept
credit for a course transferred from another
college or university. No courses above the 200

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                      ENG320       Greek Literature          3 Credits         studied defined the shape and purpose of
                      Students will read and analyze Ancient Greek             American Literature, as it came to distinguish
                      Literature, excluding philosophy. The course             itself from British and other European
                      will focus on Greek plays, epic poems, and               literature.
                      other literature produced during that time               Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher
                      period.                                                  history course
                      Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                                               ENG420       American Literature
                      ENG390       Upper-Level English                                      1900-1945: Literature
                                   and Literature Transfer                                  of the Early 20th
                                   Credit                  3 Credits                        Century                   3 Credits
                      This course is used only as a way to accept              This course is designed to acquaint students
                      credit for a course transferred from another             with the central texts, writers, and ideas of the
                      college or university. No courses below the 300          early 20th Century.
                      level will be accepted. This course is available         Prerequisites: ENG200 and any 200-level or higher
                      only when the student has taken a class not              history course
                      offered by Central Penn.
                      ENG400       Great American Novels 3 Credits             Geography
                      This course is designed to expose students               GEO100       Cultural Geography        3 Credits
                      to traditionally defined “great works” of                This fundamental course in world cultures
                      American Literature. Authors studied include             informs students about the non-Western
                      Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Salinger,              world, cultural differences, geographic issues,
                      and Lee. Contributions to the canon of                   population trends, and major contributions to
                      American Literature will be discussed.                   an interdependent global society.
                      Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                                               GEO105       Global Geography          3 Credits
                      ENG405       War Literature            3 Credits
                                                                               This is a basic course providing students
                      In this course, students will study a variety of
                                                                               with a broad familiarization of those areas
                      selected war literature (poetry, drama, short
                                                                               of study defined by one or more distinctive
                      story, novel, personal memoir, nonfiction
                                                                               characteristics of features as to climate,
                      and film) to examine how writers shaped
                                                                               location, typography, raw materials, language,
                      the experiences of war. Students will also
                                                                               or economic activities. This study includes the
                      distinguish between the different purposes of
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                                                                               interaction of physical and human phenomena
                      the literature and the effect it had at the time
                                                                               at individual places and how those interactions
                      it was written and the effect it still has today.
                      Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                                               form patterns and organize space. It includes
                                                                               topics in physical geography, human geography,
                      ENG410       American Literature                         and cultural geography.
                                   1830-1865: American
                                   Renaissance and                             GEO200       Geography of the
                                   Romanticism               3 Credits                      Eastern Hemisphere        3 Credits
                      This course is designed to acquaint students             This is an in-depth study providing the
                      with the central texts, writers, and ideas of            student with familiarization of those areas
                      the American Renaissance. Writers studied                most visited by business persons and tourists in
                      defined the shape and purpose of American                 the Eastern Hemisphere. Particular emphasis
                      Literature, as it came to distinguish itself from        is placed on locations, physical geography,
                      British and other European literature.                   climates, population diversity, cultures,
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                     political and religious influences, attractions,
                                                                               and environmental diversity.
                      ENG415       American Literature
                                   1865-1900: American                         GEO205       Geography of the
                                   Realism and                                              Western Hemisphere        3 Credits
                                   Naturalism                3 Credits         This is an in-depth study providing the
                      This course is designed to acquaint students             student with familiarization of those areas
                      with the central texts, writers, and ideas of            most visited by business persons and tourists in
                      American Realism & Naturalism. Writers                   the Western Hemisphere. Particular emphasis

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is placed on locations, physical geography,               HIS220       American History
climates, population diversity, cultures,                              1865-1940                 3 Credits
political and religious influences, attractions,           A study and analysis of life in the United States
and environmental diversity.                              during the twentieth century, with particular
                                                          attention devoted to the social, economic,
GEO250       Geography Transfer                           technological, and political forces and changes
             Credit                     3 Credits         wrought during that period. Developments
This course is used only as a way to accept               among the United States’ neighbors and in
credit for a course transferred from another              the international arena are also a critical part
college or university. No courses above the 200           of this course.
level will be accepted. This course is available
only when the student has taken a class not               HIS230       American History
offered by Central Penn.                                               Since 1941                3 Credits
                                                          This course is a study and analysis of the
                                                          history of the United States since 1941. Using
History                                                   a topical approach, issues such as the Cold
                                                          War, the Korean Conflict, the Great Society,
HIS100       American Colonization 3 Credits
                                                          the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and
This course provides an introduction to the
                                                          continuing on into the issues facing the 21st
social, legal, political, and religious situations
                                                          Century will be studied thoroughly.
that led to the settlement of the North
American continent. Examination of the                    HIS250       History Transfer Credit 3 Credits
economic problems and social encounters with              This course is used only as a way to accept
the native population and the consequences of             credit for a course transferred from another
those interactions will be explored.                      college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                          level will be accepted. This course is available
HIS105       Ancient Civilizations      3 Credits
                                                          only when the student has taken a class not
This course provides a worldwide tour of
                                                          offered by Central Penn.
ancient kingdoms, empires, and civilizations
that influenced most of Western society today.             HIS300       Native American Tribes 3 Credits
Topics such as foundations of development,                This is primarily a reading course, which
governance and political structures, trade and            allows the students to examine the details
other economic activities, communication and              of the lifestyles, customs, values, and fates
interactions with others, and the collapse of



                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
                                                          of the labeled “Five Civilized Tribes” in the
the civilization will be discussed.                       United States during the 19th and early 20th
                                                          centuries. Themes of conquest, displacement,
HIS110       African-American
             History                    3 Credits         betrayal, genocide, and forced assimilation will
This course focuses on the fundamental                    be discussed in this course.
                                                          Prerequisite: SOC105
developments of Black peoples in America
including slavery and liberation. Periods                 HIS305       History and Film          3 Credits
such as the New Negro Movement in the                     This course reviews and analyzes the portrayal
1920’s to the Harlem Renaissance, Civil                   of historical events through the use of popular
Rights Movement, and African-American                     films. Conducted as a survey course using
Renaissance in the 1980’s will be studied.                historical documents and literature to focus on
                                                          both the interpretation and representation of
HIS115       The History of the
             Computer                   3 Credits         history.
                                                          Prerequisite: ENG200
This course provides insight into the evolution
of the computer and modern technology.                    HIS310       Remember: A
Subjects to be covered include pre-computer                            Retrospective of the
technology, the foundations for development,                           Holocaust                 3 Credits
and the effects of the computer on trade and              In this course, students explore events leading
other economic activities, communication, and             to, culminating in, and existing after the
interactions.                                             Holocaust. Topics covered include racism and
                                                          anti-Semitism, a history of the Jewish people,

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                      the Nazi Party’s rise to power, Hitler’s Final                HIS335         Presidents and First
                      Solution, and world reaction during and after                                Ladies                         3 Credits
                      the war. Students are encouraged to discuss                   This course examines the American Presidency
                      views, research specific areas of interest, and                by highlighting the significant contributions
                      present findings.                                              of specific Presidents and First Ladies
                      Prerequisite: ENG200                                          throughout the nation’s history. Emphasis is
                                                                                    placed on the role of the President, executive
                      HIS315         Martin Luther King            3 Credits        powers, significant events in American history,
                      This course is designed to expose students to                 and the role of the First Lady.
                      the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King,                 Prerequisite: ENG100
                      Jr., as one of the great Americans in history.
                      Students will view a snapshot of history                      HIS340         American Civil War             3 Credits
                      gaining an understanding of the cultural,                     This course examines the political, economic,
                      social, political, and historical aspects of the              social, and military aspects surrounding the
                      late 1960s.                                                   American Civil War from the perspectives of
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course           both the North and South. It will examine the
                                                                                    causes of the war and the early attempts to
                      HIS320         Military History              3 Credits        prevent it, the role of the press during the war,
                      The purpose of this course is to survey and                   the political strategies, and military campaigns.
                      analyze military experiences from their ancient               Also covered will be the role of blacks and
                      origins to present time. The primary objective                immigrant groups during the war. The course
                      is to examine the origins and nature of                       will contrast Presidents Abraham Lincoln and
                      warfare, the ethos of the primitive and modern                Jefferson Davis as well as Generals Ulysses S.
                      warrior, and the development of weapons and                   Grant and Robert E. Lee.
                      defenses. This course will take a close look at               Prerequisite: Any 200-level social science course
                      operational military history. This course not
                      only takes a view of the military experience,                 HIS345         Selected Topics in
                      but also examines the effect on the “ends” and                               Local Pennsylvania
                      “means” of warfare.                                                          History                        3 Credits
                      Prerequisite: Any 100-level history course                    This course will introduce students to various
                                                                                    topics on the history, society, and culture of
                      HIS325         History of Japanese                            South Central Pennsylvania. This topical
                                     Civilization                  3 Credits        survey of local history will include readings,
                      This course is an account of Japanese history
Course Descriptions




                                                                                    lectures, and out-of-class visits to local
                      as it focuses on its cultural developments. The               landmarks, historical sites, and museums.
                      course addresses the significant cultural and                  Prerequisite: ENG200
                      historical events, covering two millennia as
                      the Japanese civilization shifted from a tribal               HIS390         Upper-Level History
                      society built on a framework of day-to-day                                   Transfer Credit                3 Credits
                      survival to a complex political society and                   This course is used only as a way to accept
                      global economic power.                                        credit for a course transferred from another
                      Prerequisite: HIS105                                          college or university. No courses below the 300
                                                                                    level will be accepted. This course is available
                      HIS330         Middle Eastern                                 only when the student has taken a class not
                                     History                       3 Credits        offered by Central Penn.
                      This course explores the history of the Middle
                      East, beginning with the rise of Islam and                    HIS400         Poverty in America             3 Credits
                      finishing with reflection on the recent Western                 This course is designed to expose students
                      presence in the region. Emphasis is placed                    to the issues of poverty in America. Topics
                      on changes in geography and government,                       ranging from single parenting to homelessness
                      influential leaders, the Arab struggle for                    will be discussed. Students will also be
                      independence, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.                   familiarized with the changing dynamics
                      Prerequisite: ENG100                                          of poverty throughout history and gain an
                                                                                    understanding of how the Great Depression,



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welfare reform, and government subsidies have                   diplomatic, political and military events, and
impacted American history.                                      some of the key figures of the war.
Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course             Prerequisite: Any 200-level or higher social science
                                                                course
HIS405         Business History I
               (Colonial Times –                                HIS430        Comparative
               1900)                        3 Credits                         Revolutions                3 Credits
This course surveys the business organizations                  This course will analyze the three revolutions
and practices of Americans from the first                       that significantly affected world history: the
settlements in the English-governed Colonies                    American Revolution, the French Revolution,
until 1900. The socio-economic and other                        and the Russian Revolution. The course will
cultural forces of the times are examined.                      analyze the causes of each revolution, the
Their impact on the business community and                      nature of the revolutions, and the effects of the
the business community’s impact on society                      revolutions on the native populations and the
are analyzed.                                                   world.
Prerequisite: BUS100                                            Prerequisite: HIS100 or POL200 or POL225

HIS410         Business History II
               (1900 – Present)             3 Credits           Honors
This course surveys business organizations
and business practices of Americans from the                    The Honors Program
beginnings of the 20th Century to the present.                  Designed to recognize and foster academic
The socio-economic and other cultural                           excellence, the Honors Program allows
forces of the times are examined, including                     motivated students to expand the knowledge
globalization. Their impact on the business                     or skills central to their individual focus
community and the business community’s                          within their major. By successfully completing
impact on society are analyzed and assessed.                    the HON400 Honor Studies course and
Prerequisite: BUS100                                            maintaining a 3.8 or better cumulative GPA
                                                                at Central Penn, students can graduate with
HIS415         Rise to Power: History’s                         the honors distinction on their transcripts and
               Bad Boys                 3 Credits
                                                                diploma.
This course is a seminar about the historical,
political, social, economic, and cultural events                Honors Studies Process
that led to the advance in power of history’s                   Honors Studies is initiated by the student




                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
infamous “bad” political leaders, such as Hitler,               approaching a professor to serve as advisor
Tito, Stalin. Students will discuss how these                   for the project. Guided by the professor, the
political leaders were able to manipulate the                   student then develops a topic and plan for the
political system and obtain autocratic power.                   project, writes a proposal, and submits it to the
The course also analyzes major themes and                       Academic Dean. The Academic Dean then
issues that shaped contemporary Europe, from                    reviews the project and determines whether it
the end of the Napoleonic era to the present.                   is sufficiently rigorous to warrant honors work.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level social science or humanities        If the project is approved, then the following
course                                                          semester the student may enroll in HON400.
HIS420         Europe 1815-1948             3 Credits           The student and project advisor then work out
This course focuses on the social, political,                   a schedule, meeting regularly to discuss the
and economic developments of the European                       student’s progress and to ensure the student is
states from the end of the French Revolution                    on track to complete the course requirements.
to the end of World War II.                                        By the beginning of the tenth week of
Prerequisites: GEO200 or HIS220                                 classes, the student will have completed the
                                                                project and will meet with the Academic Dean
HIS425         World War II                 3 Credits           to arrange the presentation portion of the
This class will study the causes, course, and                   course. The presentation of the project will be
implications of World War II, the greatest                      made to the students, faculty, and staff of the
of 20th century conflicts. It will discuss most                  College as well as to at least one organization
of the geographic areas involved, the major                     or business from the local community. The
                                                                project advisor then grades the project and

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                      assigns a grade. If the project warrants a grade               HSM115       Homeland Security
                      of 95% or better, a final, revised copy of the                               Management               3 Credits
                      project is then submitted to the Academic                      This course will provide an introduction to
                      Dean, and will be prepared for submission                      homeland security management and its role
                      to become a part of the Library’s permanent                    in society. Students will receive an overview
                      holdings.                                                      of the roles and duties of various Federal
                         If the student has maintained a GPA of at                   and State agencies in maintaining homeland
                      least 3.8 and receives an “A” on the project,                  security, as well as the relationship between
                      then a Recommendation for Graduating                           homeland security and private security. The
                      with Honors memo is submitted by the                           course also explores threats from terrorism and
                      student’s degree level chair and forwarded to                  weapons of mass destruction and provides an
                      the Academic Dean. The process to ensure                       overview of emergency management.
                      that the student graduates with honors will
                                                                                     HSM205       Fundamentals of
                      be coordinated by the Academic Dean and                                     Intelligence Analysis    3 Credits
                      Records and Registration.                                      This course is an introductory study of crime
                         Questions about the honors process should                   and intelligence analysis, including the roles
                      be directed to the Academic Dean.                              and duties of the analyst and the collection,
                      HON400        Honors Studies                3 Credits          analysis, and dissemination of information.
                      The Honors Studies class is an independent                     Several common analytic techniques will be
                      study program which encourages students                        examined. Practical analytical assignments
                      to explore aspects of their major beyond the                   in both crime and intelligence analysis are
                      required courses by working on a project                       covered.
                      approved by the advising instructor and the                    HSM215       Emergency
                      Academic Dean. Working with an advising                                     Management               3 Credits
                      instructor in their major, students develop a                  This course is a study of emergency
                      research topic and plan, carry out that research,              management to include the history and role of
                      and produce a project (thesis, multimedia                      emergency management in the United States
                      presentation, video, etc.) which demonstrates                  as part of homeland security. Response to
                      academic excellence. Projects will then be                     natural disaster, terrorism, and other incidents
                      presented formally to the campus community.                    will be explored, as well as the Incident
                      It is the student’s responsibility to find a                   Command system and interaction of all public
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                      faculty advisor and to develop the scope of the                safety organizations. The course will also
                      individual project. Completion of this course                  cover emergency management to include the
                      with an “A”, an overall GPA of 3.8 or above,                   National Incident Management (NIMS) and
                      and the recommendation by their division will                  Incident Command System (ICS) overviews
                      result in graduation with honors.                              and these play a large part in overall scene
                      Prerequisite: Open to fourth term or above students who        management.
                      have attained a minimum of a 3.8 GPA and who have              Prerequisite: HSM115
                      developed an approved research topic and plan
                                                                                     HSM335       Business Intelligence    3 Credits
                                                                                     This course provides an overview of the threat
                      Homeland Security                                              to the business community from espionage and
                      HSM110        Principles of Private                            counterintelligence operations. It also covers
                                    Security                      3 Credits          legal issues such as the Espionage Act and the
                      This course is an introduction to the principles               U.S. NISPOM regulations for the protection
                      of private security, including the history and                 of classified information. The development of
                      role of private security, threat assessment and                a business counterintelligence program will
                      security survey, and principles of physical                    also be covered.
                      security, including personnel security and                     Prerequisite: HSM205
                      functional area security systems.                              HSM345       National Intelligence    3 Credits
                                                                                     This course provides an overview of the
                                                                                     national intelligence systems of the United
                                                                                     States and other countries. It covers the role

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of the intelligence community in society                the response to these events is determined
and its impact on current events. The course            by public policy and analysis, organizational
also explores the legal issues of intelligence          management, and leadership. The book is
collection and future trends.                           thematic, intended to guide students through
Prerequisite: HSM205                                    a wealth of material by employing a simple
                                                        analytical framework and set of themes to help
HSM405       Criminal Intelligence
             Analyst I                3 Credits         students in organizing details and connecting
This course is a study in crime and intelligence        them to larger concepts. Taken together, the
analysis, including the role and duties of              framework and its concepts provide students
the analyst, the collection, analysis, and              with a way to understand disaster policy and
dissemination of information, and the laws              politics. NIMS, ICS, and HAZ-Mat qualities
pertaining thereto. Emphasis will be placed             will be featured.
                                                        Prerequisite: HSM215
on the criminal intelligence analyst, however,
practical analytical assignments in crime and           HSM427       Advanced Intelligence
intelligence analysis will be covered.                               Analysis              3 Credits
Prerequisite: HSM205                                    This course is an advanced study in the field of
                                                        intelligence analysis, including applications in
HSM411       Criminal Intelligence
             Analyst II               3 Credits         specialty topics, such as organized crime, anti-
This course is an advanced study in crime               terrorism, and counter-intelligence. Previously
and intelligence analysis, including advanced           learned analytic techniques and skills will be
analytical techniques. The course will conduct a        applied in case studies and research projects.
study of crime organization. Group studies and          Analytic software and other computer
discussion will be utilized as an introduction          applications will be applied.
                                                        Prerequisite: HSM205
to the problem of domestic terrorism which
will also be presented in the course.                   HSM430       Data Mining and
Prerequisite: HSM405                                                 Predictive Analysis       3 Credits
                                                        This course is an advanced study in the field
HSM415       Threats to Homeland
             Security                 3 Credits         of intelligence analysis, including applications
This course will analyze the history and many           in data mining as an analytical tool to predict
dimensions of national security before and              crime trends, emerging security threats and
after 9/11. It will also provide a comprehensive        statistical analysis of crime trends. Specialty




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and interdisciplinary critique of the concepts          topics, such as foreign and domestic security
of threats and responses and explore the nature         threats, anti-terrorism, and counter-
of various threats. The course will compare             intelligence will be featured. Previously learned
and contrast how to conduct threat assessment           analytic techniques and skills will be applied
using the concept of threats using the included         in case studies and research projects. Analytic
practical risk assessment tool for emergency            methods using open sources of information
managers. It will also look at assessing and            will be featured.
                                                        Prerequisite: HSM415
defending against cyber-terrorism and cyber-
warfare to include how information can be
used as a weapon.                                       Humanities
HSM420       Emergency                                  HUM105       Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
             Management: Disaster                       A study of diverse cultures, past and present.
             Policy and Politics  3 Credits
                                                        This course focuses on societal structures,
Disasters and emergencies challenge people
                                                        family patterns, political and economic
and their governments. Burned into American
                                                        relations, and the concept of religion.
psyche is how government officials performed
after 9/11 terror attacks of 2001 and response          HUM125       The Symbolism of
to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New                             Numbers                   3 Credits
Orleans in 2005. Rather than look at disasters          The symbolism of numbers encompasses the
and the response to them as unexpected                  study of the meanings and symbols associated
events, this course will attempt to show that           with the numbers 0 through 9. This class

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                      includes the discussion of various cultural and               HUM315       William Shakespeare:
                      societal beliefs in relationship to numbers.                               In Text and Film         3 Credits
                      The ways that numbers combine literally and                   This course is designed to expose students to
                      symbolically and the depiction of numbers in                  a variety of works of William Shakespeare,
                      mythology are discussed.                                      first through the text of the plays, and then
                                                                                    through cinematic interpretation. Topics to
                      HUM205        History of Jazz               3 Credits         be covered include the influence of Elizabeth
                      This course exposes the student to the                        I and Elizabethan England as a monarchal
                      expressions of the music genre of jazz. This                  government, a study of Shakespeare’s
                      course traces jazz from its roots to its rise in              development as an author, the socio-historical
                      popularity and influence on society during                     impact of selected works of Shakespeare, and
                      particular eras. Not only is the history of jazz              the modern cinematic interpretation of these
                      studied, but also the birth of other types of                 selected plays.
                      music due to its creation. This course uses the               Prerequisite: ENG200
                      definitive jazz history series developed by Ken
                      Burns.                                                        HUM320       Computers and Society 3 Credits
                                                                                    Students will enhance their understanding
                      HUM250        Humanities Transfer                             of their social/professional environment as it
                                    Credit                        3 Credits         is becoming rapidly altered by the utilization
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                   of computers. This course is designed to
                      credit for a course transferred from another                  create and invoke ethical, sociological, and
                      college or university. No courses above the 200               philosophical debates on the issue of the
                      level will be accepted. This course is available              effects of computers in social settings. This is
                      only when the student has taken a class not                   an open-ended discourse due to the novelty of
                      offered by Central Penn.                                      the issue.
                      HUM300        Women in Literature           3 Credits         HUM325       Feminism: Impact and
                      This course is designed to expose students to                              Evolution            3 Credits
                      women writers, women as topics in literature,                 This course is designed to expose students to
                      and their relationship to society. Topics to be               the Feminist Movements in American history.
                      covered include the impact of women writers,                  Topics to be covered include feminist theory,
                      the interpretation of female characters, and an               the socio-economic impact of women in
                      historical and sociological look at women in                  American culture, and the politics of global
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                      literature.                                                   feminism.
                                                                                    Prerequisite: ENG200
                      HUM305        Comparative Religion          3 Credits
                      Students take an in-depth look at the central                 HUM390       Upper-Level
                      beliefs of such major world religions as                                   Humanities Transfer
                      Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,                                 Credit                   3 Credits
                      and Islam. The varieties of religious experience              This course is used only as a way to accept
                      from both Eastern and Western cultural                        credit for a course transferred from another
                      traditions are explored to determine their                    college or university. No courses below the 300
                      similarities and differences.                                 level will be accepted. This course is available
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course           only when the student has taken a class not
                                                                                    offered by Central Penn.
                      HUM310        World Mythology               3 Credits
                      Students engage in a cross-cultural literary                  HUM405       Women in the Bible       3 Credits
                      exploration of the great myths of the world                   This course explores the role of women in
                      including creation, fertility, and hero myths.                biblical history from a feminist perspective.
                      The myths will be studied as unique expressions               Students study specific women recorded in the
                      of individual cultures and also as universal                  Bible and analyze their experiences from both
                      ideas. Students will gain an understanding                    an historical and contemporary perspective.
                      of the importance of myth in contemporary                     Emphasis is placed on the cultural framework
                      society and the relationship between myth,                    of the women recorded in biblical text,
                      religion, and culture.                                        interpretations of biblical women throughout
                      Prerequisite: ENG200

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history, and the impact of the biblical definition           that consumers can use in fighting for their
of women on the role of modern woman.                       rights.
Prerequisite: ENG200
                                                            IDS210         Global Humanitarian
HUM410        Women’s Studies             3 Credits                        Studies                        3 Credits
This course focuses on the roles of women and               This course combines short-term cultural
the ways in which history and social culture                immersion with a humanitarian project
shape those roles. Discussion will revolve                  completed in a specified country. Prior to
around the construction of gender and the                   departure, students will be oriented to the
intersections of gender in conjunction to                   project, the culture of the country, and any
race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. The course           pertinent travel needs. Once there, students
will be conducted in a seminar format and is                will complete the assigned project and any
interdisciplinary in nature.                                other requirements for the course. Upon their
Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105                              return, students will present their experiences
                                                            to members of the College community.
                                                            Prerequisites: Any social or behavioral science course and
Interdisciplinary Studies                                   12 earned credits
IDS100        Freshman Seminar            3 Credits         IDS299         CE Capstone
This course introduces students to social issues                           Course for the
related to their major field of study. Historical                           Associate Degree               4 Credits
and social topics are discussed in conjunction              The CE capstone course for the associate
with current events so that students gain an                degree is designed to assess cognitive,
understanding of the development of topics                  affective, and psychomotor learning that
within their field. It provides a foundation for             requires the command, analysis, and synthesis
research and study within their chosen field                 of knowledge and skills. The course integrates
as well as an understanding of their specific                coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential
degree requirements. This course is required                learning to enable the student to demonstrate
for all traditional students.                               his/her level of achievement for entry into a
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STS005               new field or advancement in the current field.
                                                            This is a self-directed, integrated learning
IDS105        College Success
                                                            opportunity that is the summation of the
              Seminar                     3 Credits
                                                            student’s academic and hands-on learning
This course introduces students to social issues




                                                                                                                         Course Descriptions
                                                            experiences at the associate degree level.
related to their major field of study. Historical
                                                            Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
and social topics are discussed in conjunction              requirements for the associate degree and status as a
with current events so that students gain an                Continuing Education student
understanding of the development of topics
within their field. It provides a foundation                 IDS300         Text and Film                  3 Credits
for research and study within their chosen                  In this course, students will examine major
field as well as the basis for completing                   literary works and their film adaptations. This
their degree requirements. Special topics for               course requires reading and film viewing in
students returning to higher education are also             addition to discussion and writing. Specific
covered.                                                    topics will vary by instructor.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STS005               Prerequisite: ENG200

IDS200        Consumer Protection         3 Credits         IDS305         Selected Topics in Film 3 Credits
This course provides students with an                       The topic of this course is determined during
understanding of the various consumer                       the academic term that it is offered. This topic
protection laws and regulations created on                  will relate to a specific area of filmmaking and/
the federal and state level. The course will                or appreciation. Students will use their writing
cover such areas as disclosure requirements                 and research skills, along with their knowledge
for financial documents, the state’s “Lemon                  of mass media, to participate in this course.
Law,” and Landlord-Tenant Agreements.                       Directorial filmographies or selected genres
The course will also discuss the consumer                   will be the focus of this course.
protection agencies and private organizations               Prerequisite: ENG200


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                      IDS310         Superstitions and                                   hunter” and discuss these mysterious sightings
                                     Urban Legends                  3 Credits            and numerous unexplained occurrences
                      This course is an exploration of folklore, urban                   Prerequisite: Any social science course
                      legends, tall tales and superstitions, and their
                      effects upon American culture. Students will                       IDS325         Nature of Leadership           3 Credits
                      discover recurring themes, as well as explore                      This course focuses on leadership development,
                      their cultural meanings and interpretations.                       individual and group motivation strategies,
                      Prerequisite: Any lower-level social science or humanities         personal leadership style and adaptation,
                      course                                                             impacts of power, and effective conflict
                                                                                         resolution. It allows the student to view
                                                                                         leadership from a personal aspect and examine
                      Immersion                                                          the “essence of leadership”. Leadership will
                                                                                         be illustrated as combination of leaders,
                      The Immersion Program
                                                                                         followers, and their situation with emphasis on
                      The Immersion Program takes place each year
                                                                                         followership. Each student will demonstrate
                      and is coordinated by the International Studies
                                                                                         the application of evaluating leadership,
                      Program Director. Students travel abroad for
                                                                                         ethical behavior, and organizational skills they
                      one term, earning credit and expanding their
                                                                                         have personally experienced from a follower
                      experiences.
                                                                                         standpoint.
                         While registered for IDS315 Global                              Prerequisite: PHI105
                      Cultural Study, students travel abroad,
                      participate in cultural activities, and attend                     IDS330         Global Conflict                 3 Credits
                      class. Immersion locations vary from year to                       This course investigates specific conflicts
                      year and have pre- and post-trip assignments                       around the world and the cultural, social,
                      associated with them. The Immersion                                economic, and political forces that led to
                      Program is open to all majors and involves an                      those conflicts. Students will analyze these
                      application and an interview. The program is                       situations and draw conclusions about the
                      selective, as each trip has a limited number of                    nature of conflict in both an historical and
                      seats available.                                                   modern context.
                         Questions about the Immersion Program                           Prerequisite: ENG100
                      should be directed to Academic Affairs.
                                                                                         IDS390         Upper-Level Special
                      IDS315         Global Cultural Study          9 Credits                           Topics Transfer
                                                                                                        Credit                         3 Credits
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                      This course combines and in-depth study
                      of cultural and gendered responses to                              This course is used only as a way to accept
                      economic globalization. Topics include                             credit for a course transferred from another
                      culture and security, identity politics, clashes                   college or university. No courses below the
                      of and accommodations among civilizations,                         300 level will be accepted. This course is only
                      modernity, and post-modernity. A sociological                      available when the student has taken a class
                      and cultural analysis of the background                            not offered by Central Penn.
                      and contemporary customs of the people                             IDS400         Topics in
                      of the country is studied on location with                                        Multiculturalism               3 Credits
                      special attention paid to the problems of                          An interdisciplinary investigation of the
                      modernization and culture change.                                  multicultural experiences in the United States.
                      Prerequisites: BUS260 or any social or behavioral science          This course examines the many concepts of
                      course plus 21 earned credits                                      diversity on various instructor-driven topics
                      IDS320         Haunted Pennsylvania 3 Credits                      such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexual
                      In Pennsylvania alone, there are over a hundred                    orientation, and religion. These are based
                      proclaimed haunted sites. These suspected                          on their influence among the social sciences,
                      “ghosts” roam freely as they haunt colleges,                       humanities, fine arts and other career and
                      battlefields, hotels, government buildings,                        academic fields.
                      private homes, and even churches. Students in                      Prerequisites: Any 200-level or higher sociology, history,
                                                                                         or humanities course and ENG200
                      this course will assume the role of the “spirit-



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IDS405         Independent Study in                       student’s academic and hands-on learning
               Special Topics          3 Credits          experiences at the bachelor degree level.
This course provides students an opportunity              Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
to develop an individualized study plan on                requirements for the bachelor degree and status as a
a specific theme, topic or innovative area of              Continuing Education student
their interest within their own program of
study. With guidance from a faculty sponsor
the student will develop a course outline and             Internships
completion plan. A grade of “C” is required to            INT299         Associate Degree
pass this course.                                                        Internship                     3 Credits
Prerequisite: Advanced permission of the Academic         The internship experience at Central Penn
Dean                                                      includes an on-the-job educational experience.
IDS410         “Gumshoes”: The                            This hands-on opportunity allows students to
               Detective Stories       3 Credits          apply the knowledge and skills learned in the
This course is an in-depth study of the                   classroom to the working environment.
classical, modern, and post-modern detective              Prerequisite: Successful completion of course requirements
                                                          for the associate degree, including STS300 Job Pursuit
genre and its transition from written literature
                                                          Seminar
to film. Students will examine the origins of
the mystery and detective fiction, as well as the          INT498         Washington Institute
effects upon issues of class, gender, crime, and                         Internship           11 Credits
justice.                                                  The Washington Institute Internship
Prerequisite: ENG200                                      experience is offered at Central Pennsylvania
                                                          College through an articulation agreement
IDS498         Capstone Seminar:
               The Art of                                 between the two institutions. The program
               Negotiation              1 Credit          is performed in Washington D.C. and
This course is a one credit seminar designed              students pick from one of four programs:
to analyze theories of interpersonal and                  Capital Experience, Embassy and Diplomatic
organizational conflict and its resolution                Scholars, International Business School (IBS),
as applied to personal and professional                   or Go Green (Environmental). This highly
surroundings. Students will access their own              competitive structured program includes an
styles, skills, and values as well as develop             on-the-job educational experience coupled
techniques to resolve both personal and                   with two academic courses/seminars in theory




                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
professional disputes and conflict in order to             and practice. This hands-on opportunity
achieve objectives.                                       allows students to apply, analyze, synthesize,
Prerequisite: Senior Status                               and evaluate the knowledge and skills learned
                                                          in the classroom to the working environment
IDS499         CE Capstone                                of our national government. It is applicable to
               Course for the                             all major fields of study.
               Bachelor Degree         4 Credits          Prerequisite: Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade
The CE capstone course for the bachelor                   point average. Students must also make application to the
degree is designed to assess cognitive,                   institute and will be accepted based upon the institute’s
affective, and psychomotor learning that                  acceptance criteria. Permission of the Academic Dean is
requires the command, analysis, and synthesis             required.
of knowledge and skills. The course integrates
                                                          INT499         Bachelor Degree
coursework, knowledge, skills, and experiential                          Internship                     3 Credits
learning to enable the student to demonstrate             The internship experience at Central Penn
his/her level of achievement for entry into a             includes an on-the-job educational experience.
new field or advancement in the current field.              This hands-on opportunity allows students to
This is a self-directed, integrated learning              apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the
opportunity that is the summation of the                  knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
                                                          to the working environment.
                                                          Prerequisite: Successful completion of course requirements
                                                          for the bachelor degree, including STS300 Job Pursuit
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                      Leadership                                                        Leadership Development
                                                                                        Program Coursework
                                                                                          Students participating in The Craiger C.
                      The Craiger C. Parker Leadership                                  Parker Leadership Development program
                      Development Program                                               must follow the required guidelines provided
                                                                                        by the Leadership Development Program
                      Leadership Development
                                                                                        Planning Section provided in the back of this
                      Program Description
                                                                                        catalog.
                         The Central Pennsylvania College Craiger
                      C. Parker Leadership Development Program
                      is open to degree-level students from every                       Legal Studies/Paralegal
                      major. The program aims to enhance the
                      student’s major field of study. The courses are a                  LGS110       Foundations in Law        3 Credits
                      compilation of interdisciplinary topics helping                   This course introduces students to the legal
                      students to understand the connection between                     system and the legal profession. Students
                      the leadership process and organizations. The                     will be introduced to the practical and ethical
                      program, and courses, constantly challenges                       aspects of the practice of law, including proper
                      students to strengthen their values, ethics,                      legal writing style and basic legal terminology.
                      and integrity that are vital components of
                                                                                        LGS130       Principles of Legal
                      leadership skills. The Leadership Development                                  Research                   3 Credits
                      Program contains coursework designed to                           This course focuses on citing the law and
                      provide students a solid base in sculpting their                  case briefing. Students will learn how to read
                      leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. It                   and analyze case law and summarize it into a
                      aids in preparing them for leadership roles both                  concise case brief. Citation forms of all types
                      here on campus and within the chosen career                       of law will be covered in accordance with
                      field. Students will sharpen their analytical                      Uniform System of Citations (Bluebook) cite
                      and problem-solving skills through real world                     formats. Given a citation, students will learn
                      application of researched based theory. Since                     how to quote the law and find legal material
                      this is interdisciplinary program, students will                  in a law library.
                      gain an understanding of the role leadership
                      development plays in the private, public, non-                    LGS135       Legal Research and
                      profit and community arenas. The overall goal                                   Writing I                 3 Credits
                      of the program is to produce future leaders                       This course is designed to introduce paralegals
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                      that our workforce is seeking.                                    to the formal aspects of legal research and
                                                                                        writing. Students will learn how to locate
                      LDS400         Leadership Project            3 Credits            answers to legal questions from a number of
                      The Leadership Project is an individual                           sources. This course is a highly individualized
                      project developed and implemented by the                          course that gives the students an opportunity
                      student to show his or her understanding of                       to develop critical thinking skills and
                      leadership and ability to lead others. While                      legal analysis by completing basic writing
                      the specific nature of the project is open and                     assignments incorporating their legal research.
                      should meet the student’s interests and goals,                    Students will be introduced to the CD-ROM
                      it must demonstrate the student’s ability to                      library and to WESTLAW, a computer-
                      lead others and to serve as example for others.                   assisted legal research system. A grade of “C”
                      The project should also embody the core                           or better is required to pass this course.
                      values of the college. The student then makes                     Prerequisite: LGS130
                      a presentation based on his or her project to
                      the campus community and any relevant                             LGS140       Civil Litigation I        3 Credits
                      organizations.                                                    This course involves the study of civil procedure
                      Prerequisite: Open to students completing both pre-               in the state and federal courts, with a particular
                      selected courses and additional criteria requirements for         emphasis on state court procedures and the
                      advanced level designation regarding the Craiger C.               function of the legal practitioner within the
                      Parker Leadership Development Program. Permission                 litigation process. The students learn to apply
                      of the Academic Dean is required.                                 rules of procedure to fact situations by drafting
                                                                                        pleadings and motions relating to pleadings.

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A minimum grade of “C” must be attained in                  LGS210       Evidence                   3 Credits
this course to receive a passing grade.                     This course introduces the student to
                                                            considerations which determine the
LGS160       Wills and Probate          3 Credits           admissibility, credibility, and effectiveness of
This course introduces the student to the basic             trial evidence. The rules of evidence relating
concepts of wills and estates. Inheritance, will            to competence, authenticity, relevance, and
drafting, and estate administration are explored            hearsay are explored, along with privilege, the
through the preparation of documents,                       exclusionary rule, the examination of witnesses,
including wills, inventories, applications for              and trial procedures affecting admissibility.
letters, tax returns, proposed distributions, and
a first and final accounting.                                 LGS217       Employment Law             3 Credits
                                                            This course instructs the student in the law
LGS170       Criminal Procedure         3 Credits           governing the employer/employee relationship,
This course explores the constitution and                   including compensation and benefits,
practical limitations placed on criminal law                discrimination, performance evaluations,
enforcement and prosecutorial functions such as             workplace safety, privacy issues such as drug
arrests, steps, searches, seizures, interrogations,         testing and immigration issues.
identification, and punishment. The course
also instructs the student in the constitutional            LGS220       Torts                      3 Credits
relationship between investigatory methods                  This course introduces the students to the
and the admissibility of evidence in a criminal             principles of tort law, including the legal
trial.                                                      elements and practical concerns involved in
                                                            the areas of intentional torts, negligence, strict
LGS180       Historical Perspectives                        liability, and product liability.
             of the Constitution     3 Credits
This course provides students with a                        LGS225       Political Assassinations 3 Credits
basic understanding of the constitutional                   This course will explore the precedents,
framework and the history and evolution of                  purposes, and methods of political
the fundamental principles guaranteed to                    assassinations in the United States. The course
every U.S. citizen. This course includes the                will also address the social, political, and
discussion of the articles and amendments to                historical consequences of assassination.
the U.S. Constitution. Emphasis is placed on
the structure of the government and the Bill                LGS230       Civil Litigation II        3 Credits
                                                            In this course students focus on the role of the



                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
of Rights.
                                                            paralegal in the discovery, trial, and post-trial
LGS190       Family Law                 3 Credits           phases of state and federal civil litigation. It
This course introduces the student to the                   provides an overview of the litigation process
various areas of domestic relations law,                    with an emphasis on the application of rules
including marriage, annulment, divorce,                     of procedure and the drafting of documents
custody, support, and adoption. Emphasis is                 relating to discovery, trial preparation, trial,
placed on the preparation of pleadings and                  and appeal. This course requires a “C” or better
other filings involved in these matters and the              to pass.
procedural rules that affect such proceedings.              Prerequisite: LGS140

LGS200       Contracts                  3 Credits           LGS245       Organized Crime            3 Credits
The course introduces the student to contract               This course will trace the development of
law through a detailed study of the elements                organized crime in the United States from its
of a legally binding contract, rights and                   European origins. The course will also examine
obligations arising from contracts, remedies                the effect of organized crime on society and
for breach, and the termination of contractual              efforts of law enforcement to curtail it.
agreements. The course also covers Article
                                                            LGS250       Business Law               3 Credits
II of the Uniform Commercial Code as it
                                                            The course is designed as a basic introduction
concerns sales of goods, passage of title, and
                                                            to law and the legal system for the non-legal
warranties in sales contracts.
                                                            major. Students will learn about the federal
                                                            and state court systems and various substantive

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                      areas of law including contracts, business                in a legal office. This course requires a “C” or
                      organization, bankruptcy, wills and estates,              better in oral and written course work and as a
                      torts, and real property. Emphasis is placed on           minimum grade to pass this course.
                      the practical aspects of the law and its relation         Prerequisite: LGS135
                      to personal and business transactions.
                                                                                LGS285         Legal Seminar                3 Credits
                      LGS260       Administrative Law        3 Credits          This course is a collection of lectures and
                      This course involves a series of lectures and             skill-training that prepares legal students for
                      problems on the interpretation and use of                 finding and working at their internship sites.
                      federal administrative and statutory material             In addition, each student is required to submit
                      in legal problem-solving. The course will cover           a seminar paper on an approved topic and lead
                      the powers granted to agencies and controls               the class in a discussion of same. Students will
                      placed upon the agencies.                                 also cover medical terminology and its use
                                                                                in medical records and reports. A minimum
                      LGS265       Criminal Law              3 Credits          grade of “C” must be attained in this course to
                      This course provides instruction in all aspects           receive a passing grade.
                      of criminal law, including elements of common             Prerequisite: Fifth term status
                      law crimes, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, and
                      constitutional provisions affecting the criminal          LGS290         Fundamentals of Real
                      process. The course focuses on principles of                             Estate Law                   3 Credits
                      criminal liability, including the elements of             This course surveys the concepts and
                      crimes, justifications and excuses for crimes,             terminology of real estate transactions,
                      and methods of interpreting and applying                  including the mechanics of title searching,
                      provisions of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.               conversion of survey descriptions into legal
                                                                                descriptions, and the preparation of deeds,
                      LGS270       Business Organizations 3 Credits             mortgages, settlement sheets, and disclosure
                      The course includes a survey of the                       statements. The course includes instruction
                      fundamental principles of law applicable to               on property rights and the means, methods,
                      corporations, partnerships, and other business            and laws that govern the conveyance of these
                      organizations with regard to formation,                   rights.
                      operation, and dissolution. Also included is a
                      segment on government regulation of business              LGS299         Internship for
                      organizations, especially, corporations and the                          Paralegals                   3 Credits
                                                                                The internship experience at Central Penn
Course Descriptions




                      related regulatory agencies of the government.
                                                                                utilizes the vital aspects of education to
                      LGS275       Bankruptcy Law            3 Credits          ensure success in employment. This hands-
                      This course surveys bankruptcy law, including             on opportunity allows students to apply the
                      the preparation and filing of bankruptcy                  knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
                      petitions and schedules, creditor rights and              to the working environment.
                      obligations, adversarial proceedings, and                 Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
                      discharge. The course emphasizes procedure                requirements of the Paralegal program and STS300 Job
                      and practice and the role of the legal                    Pursuit Seminar
                      professional in representing both debtors and             LGS310         Legal Communications 3 Credits
                      creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.                      This course involves a comprehensive study
                      LGS280       Legal Research and                           of legal writing with an emphasis on skills
                                   Writing II                3 Credits          in writing legal correspondence, documents,
                      Building on the skills developed in Legal                 and memoranda. The course is designed to
                      Research & Writing I, students will complete              develop the ability to communicate clearly and
                      increasingly complex drills using both print              effectively with the client, the attorney, and
                      and computerized research. An emphasis is                 the court. A grade of “C” or higher must be
                      placed on the development of critical thinking            achieved to pass this course.
                      skills and legal analysis. In addition to other           Prerequisite: LGS130
                      documents, students will learn how to draft a
                      legal memorandum the form and content of
                      which is expected to be of the quality found

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LGS340         Advanced Legal                                    LGS415         Advanced Alternative
               Research and Writing         3 Credits                           Dispute Resolution            3 Credits
This course provides intensive hands-on                          This course builds upon the learning and
instruction in the preparation of complex,                       skills developed in LGS370 Alternative
research-based legal documents. Emphasis                         Dispute Resolutions by providing focused and
is placed on formulating research strategies                     intensive hands-on training in the areas of
using multiple resources and the synthesis of                    mediation and adjudicative dispute resolution.
case and statutory law to resolve legal issues                   Competing mediation philosophies and
and on presenting legal issues, principles,                      techniques are explored, along with various
and conclusions in a coherent, clear, and                        procedural options for the conduct and
professional manner. This course requires a                      outcome of arbitration.
grade of “C” or better to pass.                                  Prerequisite: LGS370
Prerequisite: LGS280
                                                                 LGS420         Advanced Criminal
LGS370         Alternative Dispute                                              Law                           3 Credits
               Resolution                   3 Credits            This course builds on legal concepts learned
The course teaches students basic conflict                       in LGS265 Criminal Law and offers students
principles and the various types of dispute                      the chance to engage in the in-depth study of
resolution methods that are used in a wide                       various criminal issues. Topics of study include
variety of professions and industries to avoid                   terrorism, international law, and corporate
litigation in court. The course covers the basic                 criminality.
principles underlying conflicts, the strengths                    Prerequisite: LGS265
and weaknesses of various Alternative Dispute
                                                                 LGS499         Internship for Legal
Resolution (ADR) methods, how ADR                                               Studies                       3 Credits
methods operate and interact, and what types                     The internship experience at Central Penn
of results can realistically be expected from                    utilizes the vital aspects of education to
ADR.                                                             ensure success in employment. This hands-
Prerequisite: Any 200-level social or behavioral science
course or LGS140 or LGS190
                                                                 on opportunity allows students to apply the
                                                                 knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
LGS400         Advanced Criminal                                 to the working environment.
               Procedure                    3 Credits            Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses and
Students will analyze advanced Constitutional                    requirements of the Legal Studies program and STS300
                                                                 Job Pursuit Seminar




                                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
concepts affecting the criminal investigation
and trial process, including interrogation,
arrest, and trial procedures. Emphasis will
be placed on recent legislation that affects
                                                                 Language
practical due process concerns in the 21st                       LNG100         Conversational Spanish 3 Credits
century.                                                         This course teaches students how to understand
Prerequisite: LGS170                                             others and to make themselves understood
LGS410         Advanced                                          using the Spanish language. Practical exercises
               Constitutional Law           3 Credits            and activities specifically geared toward “real
The course is the forum for in-depth study                       life” scenarios are used.
of selected topics in Constitutional Law.                        LNG200         Conversational
The course is designed to build on principles                                   Spanish II                    3 Credits
learned in the Historical Perspectives of the                    This course builds on the student’s basic
Constitution. Topics include the origins of the                  understanding of Spanish. Students further
Constitution, selection of the Supreme Court                     their ability to understand others and to make
Justices, issues of inequality under the law, and                themselves understood using the Spanish
privacy interests.                                               language. Practical exercises and activities
Prerequisite: LGS180                                             specifically geared toward “real life” scenarios
                                                                 are used.
                                                                 Prerequisite: LNG100



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                      LNG300       Conversational                              mid-management personnel, and business
                                   Spanish III               3 Credits         owners.
                      This course builds on the student’s intermediate
                      understanding of Spanish. Students further               MTH120       Pre-Calculus              3 Credits
                      their ability to communicate using the Spanish           This course is a conceptual course with
                      language. Practical applications are used to             problem-solving rather than mathematical
                      reinforce and enhance comprehension.                     theory with emphasis on the meaningful
                      Prerequisite: LNG200                                     development toward the application of
                                                                               mathematics to the solutions of realistic
                      LNG390       Upper-Level Language                        problems. Topics include graphs and functions,
                                   Transfer Credit      3 Credits              exponential and logarithmic systems,
                      This course is used only as a way to accept              trigonometric functions, trigonometric
                      credit for a course transferred from another             identities and conditional equations, systems
                      college or university. No courses below the 300          of equations and inequalities, matrices and
                      level will be accepted. This course is available         determinants, sequences and series, and basic
                      only when the student has taken a class not              analytic geometry.
                      offered by Central Penn.                                 Prerequisite: MTH105

                                                                               MTH200       Statistics                3 Credits
                      Mathematics                                              This course is designed to develop a familiarity
                                                                               with the use of statistics for making business
                      MTH010       Basic Algebra             3 Credits
                                                                               decisions. Topics covered include frequency
                      This is a remedial course in algebra using
                                                                               distributions, measures of central tendency,
                      basic algebraic operations and problem solv-
                                                                               probability, various distributions, statistical
                      ing. Topics such as set theory, algebraic opera-
                                                                               decision-making, testing hypotheses,
                      tions, exponents, radicals, higher-degree
                                                                               estimating and linear correlation and
                      equations, quadratic equations and expres-
                                                                               regression.
                      sions, and graphing are covered. See Admis-              Prerequisite: MTH010 or advanced placement
                      sions Information/Standardized Testing After
                      Admission.                                               MTH215       Symbolic Logic            3 Credits
                                                                               Students are introduced to the basic elements
                      MTH101       College Business                            of symbolic logic including the languages of
                                   Mathematics               3 Credits
                                                                               propositional and predicate logic. These are
                      This course is designed to give the student an
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                                                                               then developed into formal systems and used
                      understanding and application of mathematic
                                                                               to evaluate arguments translated into these
                      concepts used in business activities such as:
                                                                               languages.
                      banking, payroll, buying and selling, interest
                      computations, taxes, depreciation, financial              MTH220       Calculus                  3 Credits
                      statements, and statistics. The student will             This course introduces the concept of
                      review basic math skills as well as gain an              the derivative, integration of algebraic,
                      understanding of the mathematical knowledge              trigonometric, and transcendental functions.
                      and skills needed for business.                          These concepts are then utilized in business
                                                                               and economic applications.
                      MTH105       College Algebra           3 Credits         Prerequisite: MTH120
                      This course provides a solid foundation of
                      algebraic functions, including the following             MTH225       The Geometry of Art       3 Credits
                      topics: equations, inequalities and problem              The Geometry of Art is the study of the
                      solving, functions, and solving systems of               ancient techniques used by master painters
                      equations.                                               to divide and analyze the pictorial space of
                      Prerequisite: MTH010 or advanced placement               artwork, including paintings, architecture,
                                                                               and sculpture. The study of composition and
                      MTH110       Profitable
                                                                               the placement of the important figures and
                                   Merchandising             3 Credits
                                                                               symbols are mapped using a ruler, a compass,
                      Designed to meet the needs of retail
                                                                               and vellum. Depiction of the golden section,
                      management students, this course provides
                                                                               root rectangles, and mandalas are drawn and
                      common math problems faced by salespeople,
                                                                               practiced as hands-on learning.

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MTH230       Discrete Math             3 Credits          Office Administration
This course focuses on the language and
methods of reasoning used throughout                      OFA010       Fundamentals of
mathematics, computer science, and selected                            Document Production 3 Credits
topics in discrete mathematics. Students will             This course provides skill in touch-key typing
use the principles of mathematical induction              and speed in preparing business letters,
and basic notions such as divisibility, prime             administrative communications, tables, reports,
and common divisors, linear combination, and              business forms, and employment-related
the Euclidean algorithm.                                  activities.

MTH250       Math Transfer Credit      3 Credits          OFA105       Word Processing          3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept               Students gain an understanding of word/
credit for a course transferred from another              information processing by completing
college or university. No courses above the 200           simulated word processing assignments,
level will be accepted. This course is available          which provide intensive practice in the office
only when the student has taken a class not               applications of word processing equipment.
offered by Central Penn.                                  There is a strong emphasis on proofreading
                                                          and English skills. Students will be taught
MTH310       Probability               3 Credits          basic directory components as well as basic
This course is an introduction to the principles          operation commands for accessing and using
and laws of probability. It presents an overview          a network system and its software.
of probability and the treatment ideas and
techniques necessary for a firm understanding              OFA110       Notehand I               3 Credits
of the subject. It is aimed at giving the student         Introduces basic principles of alphabetic
a thorough understanding of the concepts of               shorthand theory and lays the foundation for
probability, random variables, and distributions          a notehand vocabulary and speed in taking
that are oriented towards applications in the             dictation. The first phases of transcription are
social sciences.                                          introduced.
Prerequisite: MTH105                                      OFA210       Notehand II              3 Credits
MTH390       Upper-Level                                  Students are trained to take dictation at
             MathematicsTransfer                          increasing rates of speed and to transcribe into
             Credit                    3 Credits          mailable copy.
This course is used only as a way to accept               Prerequisite: OFA110




                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
credit for a course transferred from another              OFA215       Advanced Word
college or university. No courses below the 300                        Processing               3 Credits
level will be accepted. This course is available          Students learn the advanced functions of
only when the student has taken a class not               Microsoft Word. Word processing software
offered by Central Penn.                                  is utilized to produce professional-quality
MTH405       Game Theory and                              documents and newsletters. Students produce
             Decision-Making           3 Credits          a professional portfolio that highlights their
This course is an exploration of the history,             word processing accomplishments for use in
theoretical foundations, and applications of              their job search.
game theory. Students will cover the essential            Prerequisite: OFA105
concepts of game theory and relevant strategies           OFA240       Document Production 3 Credits
for decision-making in a variety of situations.           The focus of this course is the efficient
Emphasis is placed on understanding the                   production of manuscripts, correspondence,
prisoner’s dilemma and the study of how                   tables, and other miscellaneous materials,
competitors act, react, and interact in pursuit           including business forms, mass mailings, and
of their own self-interest.                               executive and legal projects, through more
Prerequisites: ENG200 and MTH105
                                                          complex problem work, technique refinement,
                                                          and high speed goals on straight copy.
                                                          Prerequisite: OFA010 or pass waiver exam for
                                                          OFA010


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                      OFA260       Machine Transcription 3 Credits              pornography, euthanasia, hate speech, the
                      This course combines the skills of transcription,         death penalty, and our obligation to others.
                      keyboarding, and communications into a single
                      unified process that will enable the student to            PHI110       Political Philosophy      3 Credits
                      work efficiently and comfortably under office               Political philosophy is a branch of philosophy
                      conditions. Its focus is the end product of all           devoted to assessing the authority, legitimacy,
                      secretarial training — the mailable letter.               and justification of various kinds of political
                      Prerequisites: ENG100 and OFA010 or pass waiver           arrangements. In this course, students will
                      exam for OFA010.                                          become thoroughly familiar with major themes
                                                                                in political philosophy. The aim of this course
                      OFA280       Administrative Office                         is to enable students to become familiar with
                                   Procedures                3 Credits          the general themes of political thought.
                      This course emphasizes procedures and man-
                      agement skills for the automated office, specif-           PHI250       Philosophy Transfer
                      ically, time management, records management,                           Credit                    3 Credits
                      mail management, business meeting and travel              This course is used only as a way to accept
                      arrangements, reprographics, and office ethics.            credit for a course transferred from another
                      Prerequisite: OFA105                                      college or university. No courses above the 200
                                                                                level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                                                only when the student has taken a class not
                      Physical Development                                      offered by Central Penn.
                      PED100       Defensive Tactics/                           PHI300       Critical Thinking         3 Credits
                                   Fundamental                                  Students learn to think clearly by examining
                                   Marksmanship              3 Credits          the principles of proper reasoning. Practice in
                      This course provides instruction in the use               spotting fallacious arguments and misleading
                      of force for self-defense and fundamental                 ploys increases the student’s powers of writing,
                      principles of handgun marksmanship.                       speaking, and critical thinking.
                      Specific topics covered will include, in part:             Prerequisite: ENG200
                      legal theory, an orientation to unarmed
                      defensive techniques; tactical application of             PHI305       Problems of Philosophy 3 Credits
                      impact instruments; physical and mechanical               Building on the foundation understanding of
                      restraints; firearm safety, nomenclature and               the philosophical study of ethics, students are
                      marksmanship skills.                                      introduced to the key problems of philosophy
Course Descriptions




                                                                                through the works of prominent philosophers
                      PED105       Yoga                      3 Credits          such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and
                      Yoga is the ancient practice of physical poses            Kant. Emphasis is placed on philosophical
                      (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama),               discussions of the nature of reality, the meaning
                      and meditation. Students will learn the history           of life, and the problem of certainty in a world
                      of yoga and the philosophy behind it. They                of change.
                      will then be introduced to various asanas,                Prerequisites: ENG200 and PHI105
                      pranayama, and meditation techniques.
                      Emphasis will be placed on incorporating                  PHI310       Death and Dying           3 Credits
                      yoga into one’s life as a way to reduce stress            This is a philosophical approach to the
                      and promote a healthy mind and body.                      inevitability of death. Students will explore
                                                                                the view of death and dying held by the
                                                                                world’s major belief systems. Readings will be
                      Philosophy                                                drawn from philosophy, science, religion, and
                                                                                literature.
                      PHI105       Ethics                    3 Credits          Prerequisite: ALH255 or PHI105
                      This course is an introduction to the concepts,
                      principles, and theories involved in ethics.              PHI315       Business Philosophy       3 Credits
                      Emphasis is placed on the development                     This course will explore the relevancy of
                      of critical thinking skills as they apply to              philosophy to modern business practices.
                      contemporary moral problems such as                       Going beyond business ethics, students will
                                                                                apply philosophical methods and theories


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to the problem of “Corporate Excellence.”                        Political Science
Using the topics of Truth, Beauty, Goodness,
and Unity, students will discuss current                         POL200         The Origins of Modern
                                                                                Civil Liberties       3 Credits
business and economic problems and develop
an understanding of what it means for a                          This course will trace the development of
business to be both financially successful and                    civil liberties in America. The course will
a contributing part of society.                                  consider several major topics including the
Prerequisite: BUS230                                             Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Civil War,
                                                                 Reconstruction and key court opinions. Other
PHI320         Greek Philosophy              3 Credits           topics include race and gender discrimination
In this course we will consider the answers                      and sexual harassment. Emphasis will be
that several ancient philosophers gave to many                   on the historical context which gave rise to
metaphysical questions such as: What is the                      modern civil liberties and civil rights.
nature of the cosmos? What are the things
that exist, and how many of them are there?                      POL210         World Politics                 3 Credits
How do objects get the properties that they                      Provides a survey of world politics by
appear to have? How is change possible?                          examining traditional and contemporary
Students will examine the views of the pre-                      issues and their impact on people and nations.
Socratics Thales, Anaximader, Anaximenes,                        Debates and discussions are used to cover
Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Zeno,                        controversial material and stimulate critical
and Empedocles, as well as consider an in-                       thinking. Coverage will include various
depth reading of Plato and Aristotle.                            cultures and non-democratic political systems.

PHI405         The Meaning of Life           3 Credits           POL225         Congress and the
                                                                                American Presidency            3 Credits
This course is an exploration, on a personal
level, of the quest to find meaning, significance,                 This is an advanced political science
and purpose in life. Through selected readings                   course that examines the changing power
from philosophy, mythology, literature, and                      relationship between Congress and the
science, students will examine the views of                      American Presidency. The course will look
others and then discuss how these may be                         at the traditional powers the legislative and
interpreted and incorporated into their own                      the executive branch enjoy and how the
lives. Students will evaluate their beliefs                      relationship between the two branches of
and values with the goal of working towards                      government has shifted over the years.




                                                                                                                           Course Descriptions
discovering how to lead a meaningful life.                       POL250         Political Science
Prerequisites: ENG200                                                           Transfer Credit                3 Credits
PHI410         The Philosophy of War 3 Credits
                                                                 This course is used only as a way to accept
The objective of the course is to provide                        credit for a course transferred from another
the student with a factual, conceptual, and                      college or university. No courses above the 200
analytical framework for understanding the                       level will be accepted. This course is available
impact of military conflicts. During this history                 only when the student has taken a class not
seminar, the student will examine a number of                    offered by Central Penn.
philosophical issues that arise regarding the                    POL305         Running for President          3 Credits
conduct of warfare.                                              This course provides insight into how the
Prerequisite: Any 200-level philosophy or history course         American people elect the President of the
PHI415         Objectivism                   3 Credits           United States. Subjects to be covered include
This course explores the philosophy of                           how the process has changed throughout the
Objectivism, from its position on metaphysics                    years, the Electoral College, the emergence
and epistemology to the theories on laissez-                     of primaries, the lessening importance of
faire capitalism and the proper function of                      conventions, third-party and independent
government in a free society.                                    candidates, campaign commercials and the
Prerequisite: PHI105                                             media, and how technology has influenced the
                                                                 election process.
                                                                 Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course



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                      POL310          Public Policy                3 Credits         Psychology
                      The course is the study of the governmental
                      decision-making processes based on the                         PSY100       Psychology                 3 Credits
                      administration of the political agenda. The                    This course is designed to be a broad survey
                      connection of public policy to the legislative                 to expose students to the major areas of
                      and electoral process will be discussed.                       psychology and to foster a basic understanding
                      Prerequisite: PHI110                                           of the concepts and vocabulary of the study.
                                                                                     Topics to be covered include psychology
                      POL320          State and Local                                as a science, maturation and development,
                                      Government                   3 Credits         intelligence, perception, learning, personality,
                      This course introduces students to the role of                 and abnormal psychology.
                      state and local governments in formulating
                      policy. The course examines the federalist                     PSY105       Child Growth and
                      system that disperses power and responsibility                              Development                3 Credits
                      among federal, state, and local governments.                   A study of childhood development from the
                      It will additionally study the changing nature                 prenatal period through adolescence. The
                      of those roles and the future of state and                     practical aspects of child rearing are stressed.
                      local governments in administering federal                     Special emphasis is placed on normal physical,
                      programs.                                                      social, and psychosocial growth so the student
                      Prerequisite: POL225                                           can recognize normal development as well as
                                                                                     deviations from the normal.
                      POL325          Conflicts in American
                                      Government                   3 Credits         PSY210       Medical Psychology         3 Credits
                      This course is an analysis of the decision-                    In this course, the student studies the behavioral
                      making structure and processes of American                     and psychological factors associated with
                      national government. Discussion will include                   medical illness, pain, and disability. Emphasis
                      the role of political parties and interest                     is placed on the psychological adjustment of
                      groups and the formation of public policy.                     an individual and the family to the changes in
                      Controversies of select public policies such                   lifestyle that come about because of medical
                      as: foreign policy, defense, health and welfare,               illness/disability. Methods used to motivate
                      civil liberties, and civil rights will be analyzed.            and impact behavior change in the treatment
                      Prerequisite: Any political science course                     of these individuals are also emphasized.
                                                                                     Prerequisite: PSY100
                      POL390          Upper-Level Political
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                                      Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits              PSY250       Psychology Transfer
                      This course is used only as a way to accept                                 Credit                     3 Credits
                      credit for a course transferred from another                   This course is used only as a way to accept
                      college or university. No courses below the 300                credit for a course transferred from another
                      level will be accepted. This course is available               college or university. No courses above the 200
                      only when the student has taken a class not                    level will be accepted. This course is available
                      offered by Central Penn.                                       only when the student has taken a class not
                                                                                     offered by Central Penn.
                      POL400          Model United Nations 3 Credits
                      Model United Nations simulates the actual                      PSY305       The Nature of
                      policies and procedures of the United Nations.                              Consciousness              3 Credits
                      Students will discuss current world issues                     A scientific exploration of the latest theories
                      including, human rights, refugee treatment,                    about the nature of human consciousness.
                      crime prevention, drug trafficking, and                        Students will explore the biological,
                      economic development. Once the Model                           psychological, and social mechanisms that
                      United Nations simulation begins, students                     influence and create human consciousness.
                      are no longer an individual student — but the                  Special attention is paid to emotions, intention,
                      representative of a United Nations country.                    and proprioception.
                      Prerequisite: BUS260 or POL200                                 Prerequisite: PSY100




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PSY390        Upper-Level                                     PTA155       Physical Therapist
              Psychology Transfer                                          Assistant Procedures     3 Credits
              Credit                        3 Credits         This course covers many of the basic duties
This course is used only as a way to accept                   of the physical therapist assistant. The course
credit for a course transferred from another                  will discuss finance as related to healthcare
college or university. No courses below the 300               as well as documentation, transfers, gait
level will be accepted. This course is available              sequence, assistive devices, gait training,
only when the student has taken a class not                   prosthetic devices and training, introduction
offered by Central Penn.                                      to goniometry, and massage.
                                                              Prerequisite: PTA100
PSY400        Forensic Psychology           3 Credits
This course explores the interface between                    PTA235       Modalities               4 Credits
psychology and the law with an emphasis on                    This course provides the student with
the relationship between psychological factors                an understanding of the basic physical
evaluations and their use in legal contexts.                  therapy modalities, including indications/
Areas to be discussed will include profiling,                  contraindications, patient preparation, and
methods of psychological evaluation, risk                     documentation. Emphasis will be placed on
assessment, criminal competencies, insanity,                  practical application and skill development.
psychopathy, rights of children and adolescents,              Successful completion of competency
and juvenile justice.                                         evaluations is required for the course.
Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course           Prerequisites: ALH120, ALH120L, ALH145, and
                                                              PTA155
PSY410        Personality and
              Behavior Traits               3 Credits         PTA245       Applied Kinesiology      4 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students                 This course provides the student with an in-
to the complexity of the human personality.                   depth study of the structure and function of the
The study includes an overview of theories in                 musculoskeletal system. The student will learn
relations to human evolution, biological traits,              normal joint structure and function, muscle
social construction, and institutions based on                function specific to each joint, and abnormal
research and limitations.                                     joint function. The laboratory portion of
Prerequisite: PSY100                                          this course concentrates on the principles of
                                                              physical joint assessment including surface
PSY420        Abnormal Psychology           3 Credits
                                                              anatomy palpation, a review of goniometry,
This course presents students with a framework



                                                                                                                 Course Descriptions
                                                              and instruction in manual muscle testing.
of definitions, descriptions, assessments, and                 Prerequisites: ALH120, ALH120L, PTA100, and
treatments of human disorders. A combination                  PTA155
of theory, research, and illustrative case and film
study is used to present the course material.                 PTA255       Therapeutic Exercise     4 Credits
Prerequisite: BIO105 or PSY100                                This course provides to the physical therapist
                                                              assistant student an understanding of the
                                                              basic principles of therapeutic exercise
Physical Therapist Assistant                                  including the use of exercise equipment,
PTA100        Fundamentals of                                 development of skill in the application and
              Physical Therapy              2 Credits         instruction of exercise, and the indications,
Fundamentals of Physical Therapy develop                      contraindications, and precautions for exercise
in the student an understanding of the                        prescription. This course also covers exercise
concepts and scope of physical therapy and its                and manual techniques for pulmonary physical
relationship to other health care professions.                therapy, the obstetric patient, and treatment of
The role of the physical therapist, physical                  lymphedema.
therapist assistant, and the physical therapy                 Prerequisites: PTA235 and PTA245
aide are discussed with emphasis on supervisory               PTA265       Neurological
relationship, professional ethics, and special                             Rehabilitation           4 Credits
terminology used in rehabilitation. Conditions                This is a comprehensive course that provides
treated and procedures used are covered.                      the physical therapist assistant student with
                                                              an understanding of the basic principles

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                      of neurological rehabilitation of acute and                      SCI105      Earth Science             3 Credits
                      chronic conditions. This course will teach                       This course is designed as a multi-disciplinary
                      students how to integrate their understanding                    introduction to the physical aspects of the
                      of pathophysiology, fundamental principles                       planet. Topics will be approached as a systems
                      of patient care procedures, kinesiology, and                     review starting with the history of the planet,
                      therapeutic exercise, and apply them to patients                 a study of the forces that shape the Earth,
                      with neurological diseases and injuries. This                    including the oceans, atmosphere, and
                      course will teach students how to devise proper                  geological formations, and the impact human
                      patient instruction and application of specific                   development has on the planet.
                      neurological treatment techniques.
                      Prerequisites: ALH230 and PTA255, or concurrent                  SCI120      Holistic Health           3 Credits
                      with PTA255                                                      This course studies the attitudes and
                                                                                       behaviors, which affect each individual’s
                      PTA298         Physical Therapist                                health and wellness. The physical, mental,
                                     Assistant Clinical                                social, and spiritual dimensions of health will
                                     Practice                     2 Credits            be discussed in detail using a holistic approach
                      Clinical Practice is the initial field experience                 to wellness. This course emphasizes each
                      for physical therapist assistant students. This                  individual’s responsibility for his or her own
                      course affords students the opportunity to                       health through developing a healthy lifestyle.
                      participate in the daily workings of a physical
                      therapy clinic and better understand the                         SCI200      Natural Disasters         3 Credits
                      roles and duties of physical therapists and                      This course explores the threat of natural
                      physical therapist assistants. Students will be                  disasters caused by geological, atmospheric,
                      involved in patient care, which is performed                     spatial, oceanic, and human-influenced events.
                      under the direct supervision of a physical                       An understanding of the scientific principles
                      therapist, and requires that students have                       behind these events and the policies developed
                      a sound understanding of the principles of                       to provide awareness and preparation will be
                      physical therapy and a basic skill level for the                 discussed.
                      procedures performed by a physical therapist
                                                                                       SCI205      Peer Health Education 3 Credits
                      assistant.
                      Prerequisites: PTA235 or PTA245
                                                                                       This course prepares students as peer health
                                                                                       educators. Emphasis is placed on the process
                      PTA299         Internship for Physical                           of accessing health information and exploring
Course Descriptions




                                     Therapist Assistant     3 Credits                 personal health. Students will learn about
                      The internship experience at Central Penn                        making healthy decisions, obtaining current
                      utilizes the vital aspects of education to                       health information and accessing community
                      ensure success in employment. This hands-                        health resources.
                      on opportunity allows students to apply the
                      knowledge and skills learned in the classroom                    SCI210      The History of Science 3 Credits
                      to the working environment.                                      The emphasis of the course will be on the
                      Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all courses            nature of science: its history, philosophy,
                      and requirements of the Physical Therapist Assistant             methodology, and scientific research. However,
                      program and to have passed all required competency tests         this course will also explore the collision of
                      and STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar.                                  the sciences with society and its religious and
                                                                                       social doctrine.
                      Science                                                          SCI215      Science and Nonsense:
                                                                                                   Facts and Fads        3 Credits
                      SCI100         Basic Nutrition              3 Credits            This course touches upon the areas considered
                      The basic principles of good nutrition are                       as “pseudoscience,” such as astrology,
                      utilized in the planning of a well-balanced                      creationism, holistic therapy, and paranormal
                      diet. Emphasis is placed on those nutrients                      phenomena. It provides a critical view of more
                      necessary for normal health and development.                     than a half-century of scientific frauds, hoaxes,
                      Included is diet planning for the healthy                        and other phony scientific theories.
                      individual, as well as those requiring special
                      and therapeutic management.

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SCI250        Science Transfer Credit 3 Credits          SOC200         Social Deviance                  3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept              This course is designed to be a broad survey
credit for a course transferred from another             to expose students to the sociological aspects
college or university. No courses above the 200          of deviance. Topics to be covered include the
level will be accepted. This course is available         dynamics of deviance, what qualifies as deviant
only when the student has taken a class not              behavior in certain social settings and the
offered by Central Penn.                                 public reaction to it, society’s approach to sex,
                                                         violence, theft, drugs and mental disorders,
SCI310        Geology                 3 Credits
                                                         and how the deviant should be treated.
This course covers the history of geologic               Prerequisite: PSY100 or SOC100
events and fossil life through time. It details
past geological events that produced the                 SOC205         Sociology of Religion            3 Credits
Earth’s surface and influenced animal, plant,             The social influence on religion raises many
and human origins. The course also includes              fundamental questions, especially when
the topics of natural hazards, land use, and             faced with a variety of religious traditions
urban planning.                                          and interpretations. This course explores the
Prerequisite: SCI105                                     nature of religious beliefs and practices, both
                                                         in an historical and contemporary context.
SCI390        Upper-Level Science                        Prerequisite: Any history or sociology course
              Transfer Credit         3 Credits
This course is used only as a way to accept              SOC250         Sociology Transfer
credit for a course transferred from another                            Credit                           3 Credits
college or university. No courses below the 300          This course is used only as a way to accept
level will be accepted. This course is available         credit for a course transferred from another
only when the student has taken a class not              college or university. No courses above the 200
offered by Central Penn.                                 level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                         only when the student has taken a class not
                                                         offered by Central Penn.
Sociology
                                                         SOC350         Social Responsibility            3 Credits
SOC100        Sociology               3 Credits          This course is designed as an interdisciplinary
Sociology is designed to present students                synthesis of learning for Central Pennsylvania
with information relevant to four major areas            College undergraduates through the lens of civic
of social, economic, and political concern:              engagement and social responsibility. Topics



                                                                                                                     Course Descriptions
foundations of society, social inequality,               include problem solving in contemporary
social institutions, and social change. This is          society. Upon completion, student will have
accomplished through: lectures, guest speakers           developed awareness and skills to sustain and
from government, private industry, and interest          advance the communities in which they live.
groups; field trips; and special projects.                This course requires interaction with outside
                                                         agencies.
SOC105        U.S. Minority Groups    3 Credits
                                                         Prerequisites: ENG100, ENG200, and SOC100
This course examines the concept of race and
ethnicity in the United States. The historical           SOC390         Upper-Level Sociology
experience of various racial and ethnic                                 Transfer Credit       3 Credits
groups will be discussed while the types of              This course is used only as a way to accept
relationships (and the consequences of each)             credit for a course transferred from another
between dominant and minority groups are                 college or university. No courses below the 300
explored.                                                level will be accepted. This course is available
                                                         only when the student has taken a class not
SOC110        Marriage and the                           offered by Central Penn.
              Family                  3 Credits
This course includes the study of successful             SOC400         Leadership in Society            3 Credits
relationships, the family functions, mate                This course is designed to expose students
selection, communication, role equity,                   to leadership theories and influential social
parenthood, and marital growth and                       leaders throughout history. Student will be
fulfillment.                                              familiarized with leaders that have inspired

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                      social change and to modern leadership                         intelligence, and virtual reality. Included are
                      theorists.                                                     the capabilities and limitations of digital
                      Prerequisites: ENG200 and one social science course            technology.
                      SOC410        Race and Gender               3 Credits          TEC120      Structured
                      This course analyzes the concepts of race and                              Programming               3 Credits
                      gender among the many social institutions.                     Students will learn to interpret program
                      A critical examination of the influences                       requirements in terms of output, input, and
                      highlighted by multicultural perspectives on                   processing using various design techniques,
                      race, ethnicity, and gender.                                   and then apply the five basic programming
                      Prerequisite: HUM105 or SOC105                                 constructs for structured programs. C++
                                                                                     will be used to illustrate both the structured
                                                                                     programming environment and correct
                      Student Success                                                programming syntax.
                      STS005        The Central Penn                                 TEC123      Survey of GIS             3 Credits
                                    Experience                     1 Credit
                                                                                     Geographic information systems are tools
                      All new students are required to complete this
                                                                                     that coordinate geographic and spatial data
                      course. They will develop personal, academic,
                                                                                     for the purpose of visualizing and analyzing
                      and professional goals and learn to become a
                                                                                     information related by physical location. This
                      more effective student. Students will be given
                                                                                     course presents an overview of the field of
                      practical information that will encourage
                                                                                     GIS. As such, the course introduces digital
                      positive/helpful learning, reading, and study
                                                                                     geographic data and map concepts along with
                      skills. This seminar will also review healthy
                                                                                     data input and output models. This course also
                      campus life, including college policies.
                                                                                     looks at geographic data analysis and the types
                      STS300        Job Pursuit Seminar            1 Credit          of information that can be derived from GIS.
                      Job Pursuit Seminar teaches the job seeker the                 TEC125      Microsoft Access          3 Credits
                      positive and beneficial concepts and skills of                  This course is an introduction to relational
                      finding suitable and meaningful employment                      databases and database design. Coverage
                      including self-appraisal, resume and cover                     includes a quick review of database modeling,
                      letter preparation, sources of employment, and                 data types, establishing relationships, creating
                      interviewing techniques.                                       updating tables, and entity-relationship
                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of any 48 academic
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                      credits                                                        diagrams. Students learn Microsoft Access as
                                                                                     an implementation of a relational database to
                                                                                     input data, create forms, create queries, and
                      Technology                                                     create reports.

                      TEC103        Survey of Windows             3 Credits          TEC135      Networking
                      A course designed to introduce students to                                 Fundamentals              3 Credits
                      four major Windows applications software                       Networking Fundamentals covers the
                      packages used in business. Students work with                  theoretical concepts that are the underpinning
                      word processing, spreadsheet, database, and                    of all network functions. Beginning with the
                      presentation packages in order to integrate the                OSI and TCP/IP models and the physical
                      four. Students are introduced to a historical                  media, students will learn how network
                      perspective on computer use, as well as basic                  protocols function at each level of the network
                      hardware applications and requirements.                        static. Students will learn how physical and
                                                                                     logical address are used to identify hosts on
                      TEC105        Information                                      the network, how networks are segmented into
                                    Technology                    3 Credits          manageable sizes with bridges and switches,
                      This course is a study of the breadth of                       and how different networks communicate
                      Information Technology, now and in the                         with each other through a router.
                      future. It covers topics that range from basic
                      computer terminology and the components
                      of a PC, to telecommuting, robotics, artificial


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TEC140       Microcomputer                               TEC222       Network Security
             Systems                  3 Credits                       Fundamentals              3 Credits
This course includes the basic elements                  Network Security Fundamentals introduces
of computer science that are necessary to                authentication or how servers can insure that
understand how all computers work, the                   the clients requesting services are properly
relationship between hardware and software,              identified and are permitted access. Physical
hardware components of personal computers                network security and instruction detection
and related peripherals, and an introduction to          are key topics. A range of potential network
networking and programming. The course also              security risks arising from e-mail, remote
includes the binary and hexadecimal numbering            access, and file transfers are discussed.
systems, input and output processes, software            Prerequisite: TEC135
installation and configuration, the OSI model,
                                                         TEC225       Visual Programming        3 Credits
algorithm concepts, and basic data structures.
                                                         This course provides the student advanced
TEC145       Routers and Routing      3 Credits          programming experience in a visual language. It
Building on the understanding of network                 covers the design, development, and execution
fundamentals, students will be presented                 of user-generated design requirements.
information on the theory of routing and the             Topics covered include components of main
practical use of routers. Classless routing and          windows, dialog boxes, menus, controls, color,
variable length subnet masks (VLSM) are                  and animation. Programs are oriented toward
shown as techniques to conserve IP address               solving common business problems.
and make the best use of limited address space.          Prerequisite: TEC120
The knowledge of ICMP error messages                     TEC235       Object-Oriented
assists students in learning basic router                             Programming I             3 Credits
troubleshooting, and the knowledge of access             This course is an introduction to programming
control lists (ACLs) can be used for basic               and algorithm development using an object-
router security.                                         oriented language (currently C++). Topics
Prerequisite: TEC135
                                                         covered are basic data types, input, output,
TEC200       Data Modeling                               control structures (selection, repetition), user-
             Foundations              3 Credits          defined functions, arrays, strings, and records.
This introductory course presents the                    Prerequisite: TEC120
theoretical aspects of database design and               TEC237       Switching and WANs        3 Credits




                                                                                                             Course Descriptions
methodologies for designing relational                   Switching technologies are used on the local
databases such as Microsoft Access, Oracle,              area network to segment that network into a
and SQL Server. Coverage includes methods of             number of smaller collision domains to improve
gathering, documenting, and communicating                performance and manageability. This course
the elements and structure of business                   will present the role of switches in network
information. Different types of modeling                 design and how switched protocols are used
include entity relationship models, hierarchical         to design a fault-tolerant, loop-free switched
models, and principles for converting from               network. Students will also learn how VLANs
logical models into physical models.                     emulate some layer 3 (network) functionality
TEC220       COBOL Programming 3 Credits                 in a layer 2 (data link) device. In addition,
This course is an introductory business-                 students will learn WAN technologies and
oriented, programming course, introducing                protocols.
the student to the fundamental concepts of               Prerequisite: TEC145
programming in COBOL. The student learns                 TEC240       Visual Basic for
how to analyze, flowchart, write, test, debug,                         Applications              3 Credits
and execute business COBOL programs using                Visual Basic for Applications is a programming
a personal computer. The student also prepares           language that allows users to customize their
documentation for all programs.                          applications by creating more convenient
Prerequisite: TEC335                                     ways to perform common tasks. The course is
                                                         designed to guide the beginning programmer
                                                         in writing procedures using the VBA language

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                      to customize Microsoft Word, Microsoft                   framework for SQL and syntax for identifying
                      Excel, and Microsoft Access.                             and defining data types, defining the
                      Prerequisite: TEC235                                     relationship between fields, and entering
                                                                               data into the proper table. Students will be
                      TEC242       Linux                    3 Credits
                                                                               expected to learn how to enforce data integrity
                      This course provides a structured approach
                                                                               and query a database within SQL.
                      to attaining the theoretical knowledge and               Prerequisite: TEC200
                      practical skills to installing and configuring
                      a Linux/Unix operating system. The course                TEC262       Fundamental Database
                      includes detailed information on how Linux/                           Administration       3 Credits
                      Unix addresses operating system issues, such as          With a working knowledge of standard SQL,
                      the kernel, file and directory structure, shells,         students will be introduced to the principles of
                      shell programming, file processing, and the X             database administration, including managing
                      Windows system. Upon successful completion               user access, populating tables, and modifying
                      of this course, students will have learned the           tables. Students will learn to install and start a
                      requisite knowledge to install, configure, and            database server.
                      use a Linux/Unix operating system.                       Prerequisite: TEC252
                      Prerequisite: TEC140
                                                                               TEC275       SQL Programming           3 Credits
                      TEC243       Linux Administration     3 Credits          Structured Query Language is the standard,
                      This course provides a structured approach               underlying structure for creating, maintaining,
                      to advancing the students’ knowledge and                 and extracting data from all relational
                      skills for the administration and maintenance            databases. SQL Programming builds on basic
                      of a Linux/Unix operating system. Students               SQL functionality to create programming
                      will begin by installing a Linux server, then            routines to automate complex queries and
                      create users and assign rights and privileges.           data retrieval. In addition to invoking routines,
                      Students will learn to manage the users and              creating update triggers, and managing SQL
                      system services and processes. Students will             Transactions, the PHP scripting programming
                      also learn to use Linux network and system               language is ideally suited to work with SQL
                      administration tools.                                    and dynamic database development.
                      Prerequisite: TEC242                                     Prerequisite: TEC252

                      TEC245       Internet                                    TEC285       Computer Forensics         3 Credits
                                   Programming I            3 Credits          Computer forensics is the application of
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                      This course is an introduction to tools and              computer and data investigation and analysis
                      programming skills needed for developing                 techniques to identify, collect, and protect
                      Internet applications. Topics covered include            potential legal evidence. Computer forensic
                      HTML, scripting languages such JavaScript,               specialists use a variety of techniques to
                      XML, PHP, and database access through the                discover data stored on a computer and to
                      web.                                                     recover deleted, encrypted, or damaged file
                      Prerequisite: TEC235                                     information. Extracted evidence must be
                                                                               properly handled and protected from damage
                      TEC250       Computer Science
                                   Transfer Credit          3 Credits          and a continuing chain of evidence and
                      This course is used only to accept credit for            custody must be established. Students in this
                      a course transferred from another college or             course will learn what types of information
                      university. No courses above the 200 level will          may be gleaned from a computer system, how
                      be accepted. This course is available only when          to gather that information as evidence, and
                      the student has taken a class not offered by             how to ensure the integrity of that evidence in
                      Central Penn.                                            a legal proceeding.
                                                                               Prerequisite: TEC140
                      TEC252       SQL Fundamentals         3 Credits
                                                                               TEC320       Systems Analysis and
                      Structured Query Language is the standard                             Design                     3 Credits
                      language for creating, maintaining, and                  This course is a comprehensive study of
                      extracting data from all relational databases.           tools and techniques used in the analysis of
                      SQL Fundamentals introduces the conceptual               computer systems and the design of software

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to support that system. Topics covered include         Java. Topics covered include basic control
corporate goals and objectives, input/output           structures, graphical user interface and object-
files, forms, processing, documentation                oriented design, user-defined methods, classes,
techniques, backup, project management, and            and abstract data types, inheritance and
the responsibilities of a systems analyst.             composition, exception and event handling,
Prerequisites: TEC140 and TEC200                       and advanced GUI and graphics.
                                                       Prerequisite: TEC335
TEC325       Operating Systems      3 Credits
This course is designed to provide the                 TEC350       Firewalls and Intrusion
fundamentals of Operating Systems. Students                         Detection               3 Credits
will exam the theoretical concepts underlying          Beginning with the design and development of
the design and implementation of a computer            a security policy, this course covers firewalls and
operating system from the perspective of the           intrusion detection systems as a combination of
operating system’s tasks and responsibilities.         hardware and software components to provide
Beginning with process definition, process             computer network security. Specific techniques
management and memory management,                      related to authentication, encryption, packet
students will progress to the study of file            filtering, bastion hosts, DMZs, and VPNs are
structures and how input and output is                 covered in detail.
managed. The course will conclude with an              Prerequisite: TEC222
examination of how those concepts have been            TEC355       Disaster Recovery          3 Credits
implemented in Unix and DOS.                           Disaster recovery is the practice of planning,
Prerequisites: TEC120 and TEC140
                                                       preparing, and practicing for what happens in
TEC330       Network Management 3 Credits              the worst-case scenario. In order to minimize
Network management presents the principles             the impact of a situation, students will learn
and practices of network management and                to assess assets, prioritize business and
administration of Microsoft Server. Beginning          technical requirements, and prepare detailed
with the configuration and installation,               plans for responding to a problem. As a part
the course proceeds to the discussion of               of the planning process, practitioners learn to
server domains. Active Directory is a major            identify and enlist the cooperation of other
component of this course and considerable              parties inside and outside the organization.
time will be spent developing an understanding         Prerequisites: TEC135 and TEC320
of Active Directory and its management. The            TEC360       Upper-Level




                                                                                                            Course Descriptions
course will also cover the management of                            Technology Transfer
group policies and the user’s environment.                          Credit                     3 Credits
Prerequisite: TEC237                                   This course is used only to accept credit for
TEC335       Object-Oriented                           a course transferred from another college or
             Programming II         3 Credits          university. No courses below the 300 level will
This course is a continuation of Object-               be accepted. This course is available only when
Oriented Programming I. Topics covered                 the student has taken a class not offered by
include classes of inheritance, polymorphism,          Central Penn.
and basic abstract data types including lists,         TEC365       Machine and
stacks, queues, debugging techniques, and                           Assembly Language
program compilation and execution. An                               Programming                3 Credits
object-oriented programming language                   Machine language, a pattern of bits encoding
(currently C++) will be used to demonstrate            machine operations, is made readable by
constructs and syntax.                                 replacing the raw values with symbols called
Prerequisite: TEC235                                   mnemonics. Assembly language is a human-
TEC345       Internet                                  readable notation for the machine language
             Programming II         3 Credits          that a specific computer architecture uses.
Designed for the experienced programmer,               Higher level programming languages add
this course covers both GUI and non-GUI                a layer of abstraction that shields hardware
programming in Java. It provides the student           specifics from the programmer while the
an in-depth knowledge of programming in                power of assembly lies in its ability to directly

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                      address and control memory and hardware at a              demonstrate his/her expertise in their specific
                      low level. This course serves as an introduction          track through the creation of a major individual
                      to machine and assembly language on the                   project. The project will be written and must
                      80x86 architecture.                                       also be presented for assessment to a panel of
                      Prerequisites: TEC140 and TEC335                          faculty members.
                                                                                Prerequisite: Permission from the Academic Dean
                      TEC375       Database
                                   Administration Backup                        TEC405        Cryptography and
                                   and Recovery          3 Credits                            Network Security            3 Credits
                      Database backup and recovery procedures                   This course provides the essential principles
                      are vitally important to avoid the risk                   and practices of modern cryptography as
                      of losing all the data and Information                    it is used in network security applications.
                      contained in an organization’s database. This             Topics covered include classical encryption
                      course demonstrates database replication,                 techniques, symmetrical and asymmetrical
                      configuration for replication, and the                    encryption, block ciphers, and hash functions.
                      limitations of replication. Backup and table              This course demonstrates how encryption
                      maintenance are presented as another part of              works and how it is used to secure a network.
                      the process to insure that database information           Prerequisites: MTH230 and TEC222
                      can be successfully recovered, if needed.
                      Prerequisite: TEC262                                      TEC410        Advanced Data
                                                                                              Structures and
                      TEC380       Advanced Database                                          Algorithm Analysis          3 Credits
                                   Management                3 Credits          This course is a survey of elementary data types
                      Students will study advanced database topics,             and static and dynamic data structures, with
                      including indexing, query optimization,                   a study of alternative representations and the
                      performance tuning, and load balancing of                 algorithms used to manipulate each. The Java
                      database servers. Students will utilize the tools         language will be used in the implementation
                      needed to collect, analyze, and interpret log             of various projects.
                      files.                                                     Prerequisite: MTH230
                      Prerequisite: TEC262
                                                                                TEC411        Cyber Ethics                3 Credits
                      TEC390       IT Project                                   Cyber ethics refers to the study of moral,
                                   Management                3 Credits          legal, and social issues involving computer and
                      This advanced course is a comprehensive                   network technology. This course addresses the
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                      study of information technology project                   ethical roles and responsibilities of computer
                      management. Participants explore the                      professionals. Privacy, security, intellectual
                      tools and techniques used in the analysis of              property rights, and cyber-related crimes
                      computer system projects and the design and               will be discussed, along with the problems
                      project management that support system                    of regulating commerce and speech in
                      planning and implementation. Topics covered               cyberspace.
                      include integration management, scope and                 Prerequisite: ENG200
                      time management, cost management, and
                                                                                TEC412        Computer Hacking            3 Credits
                      risk management. Other topics covered
                      include project initiating, planning, executing,          Network security professionals need to
                      controlling, and estimating the cost of a                 understand the types of attacks that may
                      project. This course builds an unparalleled               be directed against their system in order to
                      foundation for tomorrow’s creators and                    assess risks and prioritize defense measures.
                      managers by providing a meaningful study of               This course examines how hackers gather
                      projects and building a framework of sound                information about systems and networks and
                      IT project management.                                    the vulnerabilities of various operating systems.
                      Prerequisite: TEC320                                      This course also explores entry points to the
                                                                                network, how hackers exploit vulnerabilities in
                      TEC395       Individual Project        3 Credits          firewalls and network devices, and how hackers
                      This course can be used as a terminal course.             mount DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.
                      It represents the culmination of the student’s            Prerequisite: TEC350 and TEC411
                      studies at Central Penn. The student will

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TEC413       Hacking Defenses           3 Credits         certification exam. Course content pertains
This course examines the tools and techniques             to the deployment of state-of-the-art campus
for protecting systems against hacking attacks.           LANs and selection and implementation of
Multifunctional tools such as Netcat, the X               appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable
Windows Operating system and Cygwin are                   scalable multilayer-switched LANs. Topics
examined. Port scanners and auditing tools are            covered include VLANs, VTP, STP, inter-
used to audit systems on the network, while               VLAN routing, and multilayer switching:
port redirection, port sniffers, and wireless             redundancy, Cisco AVVID solutions, QoS
tools are used to audit the network itself. Tools         issues, campus LAN security, and emerging
used in forensics and incident response will be           transparent LAN services.
introduced.                                               Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification
Prerequisite: TEC412
                                                          TEC430       Internetworking            3 Credits
TEC414       Wireless Networking        3 Credits         This is the last of four CCNP-oriented
IEEE 802.11 is the data link layer (Layer 2)              courses. This course covers the techniques
standard for wireless networking. This course             and methodologies for developing network
starts with an overview of wireless MAC                   support and troubleshooting skills. Topics
(Media Access Control) and framing issues                 covered include documenting and baselining a
and continues with management operations                  network; troubleshooting methodologies and
and access to the physical layer. The course              tools; troubleshooting network problems at
also looks at 802.11 on various operating                 Layers 1 to 7.
systems and wireless security.                            Prerequisites: TEC420 and TEC425
Prerequisite: TEC350
                                                          TEC440       Malware: Analyzing
TEC420       Advanced Routing           3 Credits                      Malicious Code             3 Credits
This course is the first of four CCNP-                    Malware is a generic term to describe
oriented courses, after which the student                 various classes of malicious code such as
is prepared to take the Cisco CCNP BSCI                   viruses, worms, backdoors, Trojan Horses,
certification exam. Course content includes                and rootkits. The large number of variations
scaling IP networks using VLSM, private IP                of each type makes it impossible to examine
addressing, and NAT; optimizing IP address                every instance of malware. This course looks at
utilization; intermediate level configuration of           the underlying principles of how these pieces
routing protocols including RIPv2, EIGRP,                 of code work and how they attack a network.




                                                                                                              Course Descriptions
OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols;                   This course will include a detailed examination
techniques used for route filtering and route              of specific tools used to attack a network, how
redistribution.                                           the tools work, and how to defend the network
Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification                 against attacks. Security conscious network
                                                          professionals armed with an understanding
TEC423       Remote Access              3 Credits
                                                          of how the code works, regardless of the
This is the second of four CCNP-oriented
                                                          particular variation, will be able to recognize,
courses. The course presents information
                                                          analyze, and craft a defense against network
pertaining to building networks that have
                                                          attacks from malware.
remote access. Topics covered include                     Prerequisites: TEC330 and TEC365
implementation of Cisco routers in WAN
applications; selection and implementation of             TEC495       IT Practicum               3 Credits
the appropriate Cisco IOS services required               The Information Technology (IT) practicum
to build intranet remote access links; WAN                is individually designed for students to
technologies including analog dialup, ISDN                complete a research project in Computer
BRI and PRI, FrameRelay, broadband, and                   Information Systems, in their field of major
VPN.                                                      concentration. Investigative research, critical
Prerequisite: TEC330 or CCNA certification                 thinking, and practical application should
                                                          prime considerations for the Academic
TEC425       Advanced Switching         3 Credits
                                                          Chair or Advisor on reaching an agreement
This is the third of four CCNP-oriented
                                                          regarding the structure and direction of the
courses, after which the student is prepared
                                                          practicum. The Academic Chair or Practicum
to take the Cisco CCNP BCMSN

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                      Advisor reserves the right to announce                  various career opportunities available in the
                      minimum courses requirements within                     industry, as well as the steps necessary to
                      each IT concentration. Each practicum is                insure a successful meeting or convention. In
                      an individualized research project that will            a comprehensive final project, students will
                      culminate in a final presentation.                       plan all details of a meeting for one thousand
                      Prerequisite: TEC320                                    attendees.
                                                                              TRV200       SABRE Automation I        3 Credits
                      Travel                                                  This course is an intensive study of the
                                                                              airline computer system and its functions
                      TRV100       Reservations/Tariffs I   3 Credits         in the tourism industry. All areas of airline
                      This course is an intensive study of and                reservations, fares and rate calculations, and
                      practice in the preparation of domestic airline         documentation are covered.
                      reservations, computation of air fares, and             Prerequisite: TRV110
                      completion of the airline ticket using current
                      printed reference materials.                            TRV210       SABRE Automation II 3 Credits
                                                                              This course is a continued study of the
                      TRV110       Reservations/Tariffs II 3 Credits          airline computer system and its function in
                      This course is a continuation of Reservations/          the tourism industry. All areas of ground
                      Tariffs I with particular emphasis on                   reservations, including hotels, Amtrak, car
                      international air travel arrangements.                  rentals, tours, and cruises are covered.
                      Prerequisite: TRV100                                    Prerequisite: TRV200
                      TRV120       Domestic Tourism         3 Credits         TRV220       Group Tour Operations 3 Credits
                      This course provides complete instruction               An in-depth study of group tour travel
                      in the techniques used to assist travelers              arrangements to include tour planning and
                      in formulating domestic itineraries.                    marketing, as well as tour escorting.
                      Terminology and reservation procedures,                 Prerequisites: TRV100 and TRV120
                      as well as documentation for the booking
                      of accommodations, car rentals, rail                    TRV230       Commercial Airline
                      transportation, domestic, independent, and                           Operations                3 Credits
                      escorted tours are emphasized.                          This course studies in detail day-to-day
                                                                              operations of the commercial airline industry.
                      TRV125       International Tourism    3 Credits         Areas covered include the history of the
Course Descriptions




                      This course has an emphasis on international            industry, current strategies, future trends, and
                      travel itineraries and foreign independent              a detailed study of various jobs and career areas
                      travel.                                                 available.
                      TRV130       Concepts of Corporate                      TRV240       Flight Attendant
                                   Travel                3 Credits                         Concepts                  3 Credits
                      This course is designed to develop in the               This course is designed to cover the most
                      student a basic working knowledge of                    basic knowledge of aircraft flight attendants,
                      Corporate Travel Management. It will discuss            including self-preparation for job application.
                      the interrelationships between the corporate            Provisions for practical experience and
                      travel department and others in the Travel              demonstration give the student sufficient
                      industry, techniques for financial management,           understanding to accept airline specific
                      negotiating rates with service providers and            training. Satisfactory completion of the course
                      detail corporate travel management and                  could lead to a part-time position with local
                      professionalism.                                        corporate flight departments.
                      TRV150       Meeting Planning and                       TRV250       Client Relations and
                                   Management           3 Credits                          Retail Travel Sales       3 Credits
                      This course provides a thorough analysis of             This course gives instruction in the effective
                      the meeting and convention industry and the             handling of the general public. Emphasis is
                      relationship between the client organization,           placed on the student developing a poised and
                      the meeting planner, and the personnel at               communicative manner, perfecting telephone
                      the meeting site. Students will study the

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techniques, improving salesmanship and                        agency personnel team, commission structure,
customer service skills, developing positive                  and cost controls.
mental attitudes, and recognizing and dealing                 Prerequisite: TRV125
with the individuality of clients.
                                                              TRV325        Travel and Hospitality
Prerequisite: TRV100 or TRV120 or TRV125
                                                                            Marketing              3 Credits
TRV260        Western Hemisphere                              This course gives instruction in the successful
              Geography for Travel                            marketing and sales of international travel and
              Professionals                 3 Credits         hospitality products and services. Emphasis
This course will provide the Travel students                  is placed on the students developing a
with a practical and comprehensive                            poised and communicative manner, creating
introduction to those areas of the Western                    marketing strategies, improving salesmanship
Hemisphere that are most visited by tourists.                 and customer service skills, developing a
Particular emphasis is placed on specific                     marketing plan, and recognizing and satisfying
destinations, tourist attractions, climates,                  the customer.
cultures, transportation, and airport names and
locations. Students will take the Geography for               TRV350        Travel and Tourism
                                                                            Seminar                      3 Credits
Travel Professionals Test after completing both
Western and Eastern Hemisphere courses.                       This is a course that is taken in the student’s
                                                              final term and utilizes the practical application
TRV265        Eastern Hemisphere                              of all learned travel skills. Particular
              Geography for Travel                            concentration is placed on the completion of
              Professionals                 3 Credits         the overall travel transaction and introduction
This course will provide the Travel students with             of new concepts in the industry. Travel
a practical and comprehensive introduction to                 students taking this course are responsible to
those areas of the Eastern Hemisphere that are                obtaining a job shadow of a peer in the travel
most visited by tourists. Particular emphasis                 industry. Students will take the Travel Agency
is placed on specific destinations, tourist                   Proficiency Test at the completion of this
attractions, climates, cultures, transportation,              course.
and airport names and locations. Students will                Prerequisite: Students in final term only or permission
take the Geography for Travel Professionals                   of the instructor
Test after completing both Western and
Eastern Hemisphere courses.




                                                                                                                       Course Descriptions
TRV300        The Cruise Industry           3 Credits
This course provides the student with
information about how to obtain a job in the
cruise industry with a thorough understanding
of cruises, ship details, freighters, ports around
the world, and nautical terms. Students will
also learn about selecting, pricing, selling, and
qualifying clients for cruise travel.
Prerequisite: TRV110 or permission of the instructor

TRV310        Travel Agency
              Management and
              Operations                    3 Credits
This course is designed to familiarize
the student with various aspects of office
procedures in a travel agency, in addition to
delving into efficient agency management.
Topics of discussion include filing systems,
forms, office equipment, travel services
performed, mailings, sales and marketing
procedures for group and individual clients,
opening a new agency, qualities of an effective

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DIRECTORIES                                          John D. DeLeo, Paralegal Program Director,
                                                        Professor of Legal Studies, JD, Loyola
                                                        University School of Law; BA, The
Board of Directors                                      Pennsylvania State University
Charlotte F. Beason, Ed.D., RN, CNAA,                Michael J. DiVecchio, Professor of Business
  Executive Director, Kentucky Board of                 Administration and Continuing Education,
  Nursing, Louisville, KY                               MS, Lebanon Valley College; BS, Indiana
Thomas W. Beauduy, Deputy Director                      University of Pennsylvania
  & Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin                 Jeremy Dixon, Professor of Information
  Commission, Harrisburg, PA                            Technology, MS and MBA, Johns Hopkins
Thomas M. Fraticelli, Esq., Farrell &                   University; MS, Shippensburg University,
  Fraticelli, P.C., Harrisburg, PA                      BA, Catawba College
Michael J. Gresalfi, Ph.D., Senior Advisor,           Robert M. Donley, Professor of Legal
  Nuclear Incident Response Team, U.S.                  Studies, JD, Temple University School of
  Department of Homeland Security,                      Law; BA, Messiah College
  Washington, DC                                     Daniela A. Feenstra, Professor of Business
Esmeralda Y. Hetrick, MBA, Client                       Administration, MBA and BS, The
  Manager, Central Region Sales, Highmark               Pennsylvania State University
  Blue Shield, Estamos Unidos President,             Wade A. Gingerich, Professor, Central
  Harrisburg, PA                                        Penn Lancaster, MEd, Saint Joseph’s
William L. (Bill) Kobel, Vice President,                University; BS, York College of
  Strategy and Integrated Communications,               Pennsylvania
  JPL, Harrisburg, PA                                Kathryn E. Hepner, Professor of Business
Todd A. Milano, President, Central                      Administration, MBA, Mount Saint
  Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA                  Mary’s College; BS, Slippery Rock
Judith A. Redlawsk, Director of Aviation                University; Argosy University (ABD)
  Services and Pilot, HARSCO Corporation,            Patrick J. Hughes, Professor of Criminal
  New Cumberland, PA                                    Justice, MS, Shippensburg University; BS,
Harlon L. Robinson, Corporate Vice                      Kutztown University
  President, Human Resources &                       Roger D. Kelley, Professor of General
  Administration (retired), United Concordia            Education and Communications, MS and
  Companies, Inc., Harrisburg, PA                       BA, Shippensburg University; Duquesne
Autumn R. Wolfe, CPA, Partner, McKonly                  University (ABD)
  & Asbury LLP – Tax Accountant, Camp                Russell G. Kulp, Chair, Bachelor Degree
  Hill, PA                                              Programs, EdM, Temple University; BCS,
Glenn W. Zehner, Ed.D., Executive Director              Benjamin Franklin University
  (retired), Capital Area Intermediate               Thomas Marchi, Professor of General
  Unit, Summerdale, PA; Professor,                      Education, MFA, Naropa University; BA,
  Lebanon Valley College; and Consultant,               Kent State University
  Pennsylvania Department of Education               Nikki A. Marhefka, Medical Assisting
                                                        Program Director, Professor of Medical
                                                        Assisting, EdM, Temple University; BS,
Full-Time Faculty                                       University of Pittsburgh
Robert P. Bakibinga, Professor of General            Samuel W. Morgan, Professor of Homeland
  Education, MS, Odessa Civil Engineering               Security Management, MS, Bellevue
  Institute                                             University; BS, Central Pennsylvania
Terri L. Campbell, CTC, DS, Travel and                  College
  Tourism Online Program Champion, MA,               Nicole D. Patterson, DPT, ACCE, Professor
  California University of Pennsylvania; BS             of Physical Therapist Assistant, DPT,
  and AAS, Central Pennsylvania College,                Slippery Rock University; BS, Mount Saint
  The Travel Institute                                  Mary’s University
                                                     Diane D. Pickel, Professor of Business
                                                        Administration, MBA and BS, The
                                                        Pennsylvania State University

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Lynn E. Shuster, Professor of Business                Lisa M. Davenport, MS, Bellevue University;
   Administration, MS, Strayer University;               Bachelor of Technology, Peru State
   BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;               College; AAS, Metropolitan Community
   Academy of Real Estate                                College
Erin M. Sparler, Professor Digital Arts,              Kelly M. Davis, Esq., JD, Widener
   MFA, The Academy of Art, San Francisco;               University School of Law; BA, Indiana
   BFA, University of Vermont                            University of Pennsylvania
Harve A. Tannenbaum, Professor of                     Howard C. Davison, BS, Oregon State
   Information Technology, MLS, University               University
   of Pittsburgh; BS, Clarion University              Sylvia R. DeAngelo, MBA, University of
Randi Blackman Teplitz, Professor of Legal               Phoenix; BS, St. Francis University
   Studies, JD, Widener University School of          Shaashawn Dial, MPA, Shippensburg
   Law; BA, Temple University                            University; BA, Stephens College
Maria C. Thiaw, Professor of                          Jennifer D. Duff, MAT and MA,
   Communications, MS and BA,                            Manhattanville College; BA, Binghamton
   Shippensburg University; MFA, Goddard                 University
   College                                            Glen L. Dunbar, MPA and BA, University
Jo Anne A. Weaver, CPA, Professor of                     of North Texas
   Business Administration, MBA and BS,               Osvaldo Espinosa, JD, Widener University
   Mount St. Mary’s University                           School of Law; BA, University of Puerto
Carrie D. Widdowson, Chair, Associate                    Rico
   Degree Programs, MEd, The Pennsylvania             F. William Finnerty, Jr., MS, Shippensburg
   State University; BSEd, Indiana University            University; BS, Mansfield University
   of Pennsylvania                                    Raymond C. Flagg, MS, Texas A&M
Krista M. Wolfe, DPT, ATC, Physical                      University; BS, LaVerne College
   Therapist Assistant Program Director,              Marianne K. Fogelsanger, JD, Widener
   Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant,            University School of Law; BA, The
   DPT and BS, Slippery Rock University                  Pennsylvania State University
MJ Zygmont, Professor of Business                     Mark Foster, CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA,
   Administration, MBA and BBA, Georgia                  CCDA, BA, The Pennsylvania State
   State University                                      University
                                                      Brian P. Garman, JD, Widener University
Part-Time Faculty                                        School of Law; BS, The Pennsylvania State
                                                         University
Jeannette Archer-Simons, MBA, St.                     Robert X. Ge, MS, University of Cincinnati
  Ambrose University; BA, The University              Stahsha Giffing, MJ, Temple University; BA,
  of Iowa                                                York College of Pennsylvania
Cynthia L. Beers, MS and BS, Duquesne                 Vidya N. Girish, MPhil, MS, and BS,
  University                                             University of Madras; CINSY, The
M. Jeannie Bower, BSEd, The Pennsylvania                 Pennsylvania State University
  State University                                    Adam M. Goldfeder, JD, Widener University
John W. Brougher, CCNA, BS, Millersville                 School of Law; BA, The Pennsylvania
  University                                             State University
Lisa Browning, MS, Shippensburg                       Randolph Greber, OD, Pennsylvania
  University; BS, University of Scranton                 College of Optometry; MS, Shippensburg
Gerald Burkhart, Jr., MA, Seton Hall                     University; BS, Manhattan College
  University; BS, The College of New Jersey           Lin Guo, CCNP, CCNA, MS, Herbert
Russ G. Carfagno, MBA, Keller Graduate                   Lehman College, The City University of
  School of Management/DeVry University;                 New York
  BS, DeVry University; AS, Thomas Edison             Darryl R. Hamm, MBA, Shippensburg
  State College                                          University; BA, Eastern University
Sally S. Clewell, MSW, Temple University;             Earl M. Henry, MBA, Mount Saint Mary’s
  BS, The Pennsylvania State University                  College; BBA, The Pennsylvania State
                                                         University

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David L. Holl, MPA, Pennsylvania State             Christine O’Leary-Rockey, MA, The
  University; MS, University of New Haven;           Pennsylvania State University; MA,
  BS, Juniata College; Graduate, FBI                 Lancaster Theological Seminary; BA,
  National Academy, University of Virginia           Towson University
Thomas J. Hughes, MS, BS, and BA,                  Michael Romano, CCNA, CCNP, BA,
  Shippensburg University                            Eastern College
Sughra A. Husain, PhD, MEd, and BEd,               Luis G. Rosa, MS, Saint Joseph’s University;
  A. M. University; BA, Isabella Thoburn             BA, The Pennsylvania State University
  College                                          Alfred J. Rosetty, MBA and BS,
Jason S. Jones, MA and BH, The                       Shippensburg University
  Pennsylvania State University                    Robin E. Rowe, MIS, University of Phoenix;
Terry Kennedy, MEd, Shippensburg                     BS, Central Pennsylvania College
  University; BS, The Pennsylvania State           William R. Schaller, MA and BA, Temple
  University                                         University
Paul L. Kiesow, MA, California State               Jean A. Shaw, JD, Widener University School
  University; BA, Brooks Institute of                of Law; BS, Saint Francis College
  Photography                                      Adam Shope, MS and BS, Shippensburg
Charles W. Koplinski, MEd, University of             University
  Illinois at Champaign; BA, University of         Pamela Green Shuman, Esq., JD, The
  Illinois at Chicago                                Dickinson School of Law; M Ed,
Robert L. Lamb, MA, American University;             University of North Florida; MA,
  BS, Temple University                              University of London; MA, Bryn Mawr
David A. Larson, Sr., MA, U.S. Naval                 College; BA, Ursinus College
  War College, Newport, RI; MA, Central            Megan A. Staub, MA and BS, The
  Michigan University, Hawaii Campus;                Pennsylvania State University
  BS, Hawaii Pacific College; Northcentral          Randy Stambaugh, MBA and BS, Saint
  University                                         Regis University
Spencer R. Martin, CPA, BS, The                    Gregory A. Thomas, MPA, The
  Pennsylvania State University                      Pennsylvania State University; BS,
Joanne E. Matusko, JD, Widener University            Shippensburg University
  School of Law; MBA, Lebanon Valley               Robert J. Wesoloskie, MBA, The
  College; BS, Beaver College; AS,                   Pennsylvania State University; BS, St.
  Hahnemann University School of Allied              Joseph’s University; CPA
  Health Professions                               Victoria N. Wheeler, BSEd, Millersville
Donald N. McClure, Jr., BA, The                      University
  Pennsylvania State University                    Scott Woolf, MS and BA, Shippensburg
Kathleen McKernan, MBA and BA,                       University
  Rutgers, The State University of New             Kathleen Zonarich, BS, Marquette
  Jersey                                             University
David S. Miller, MBA, BA, and BS,
  Lebanon Valley College; University of            Administrative Staff
  Maryland
Karen A. Mitchell, MS, The University of           Dilip Abayasekara, Special Assistant to the
  Kansas; BA, Mary Washington College                President, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth
Kelley A. Morrison, MA, University of                University; BS, University of Florida; AA,
  Phoenix; BA, Villanova University                  Palm Beach Junior College; DTM, AS,
Mary Neagley, MS, State University of                Toastmasters International
  New York College at Albany; BS, State            Kathy Andersen, Academic Dean,
  University of New York College at                  MEd, Temple University; BS and BA,
  Oneonta                                            Shippensburg University
Donald J. Numer, BA and AA, Indiana                Heather Aurand, Admissions Counselor, BA,
  University                                         Lebanon Valley College
                                                   Lezli Austen, Public Relations Associate, BS,
                                                     Iowa State University

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Beatriz Bayona, Continuing Education                 Richard S. Fox, Business & Educational
  Assistant, AS, Universidad Centro                    Partnerships Coordinator, BA and BSEd,
  Colombiano, Central Pennsylvania College             Shippensburg University
John F. Bing, Lehigh Valley Dean, MBA,               Roger Getz, Library Director, MLS, Clarion
  DeSales University; BS, Bloomsburg                   University; BA, York College
  University of PA                                   Wilbur E. Gray, Institutional Research
Steven Birmingham, Information                         Director, MA, University of Southern
  Technology Director, MSE and BA,                     California; MS, DIA Joint Military
  University of Pennsylvania                           Intelligence College; BA, Clemson
Alvin E. Bock, Database Administrator,                 University
  BS, Central Pennsylvania College; ASB,             James Griffe, Safety and Security Officer
  Central Pennsylvania Business School               Rodney Groff, Facilities Director, BS,
Donna F. Booton, Finance Associate                     Eastern Mennonite University
  Director, Maryland Medical Secretarial             Sarah Groff, Public Relations and
  School                                               Communications Specialist, BA,
Stephanie L. Bortz, Payroll/Benefits                    Bloomsburg University
  Accounting Associate, Harrisburg Area              Sue Hartman, Student Services Assistant
  Community College                                  Steve Hassinger, Career Services Director,
Cheryl Bradford, Textbook Coordinator,                 BA, The Pennsylvania State University
  Records and Registration, BA, Montclair            Joan M. Hassinger, Administrative
  State University                                     Assistant, Academic Affairs, BS, Central
Lee Bray, Financial Aid Counselor, BS,                 Pennsylvania College; AS, Susquehanna
  Millersville University                              University
Linda Buffington, Assistant to the President,         Joan Hauenstein, Administrative Assistant,
  Central Pennsylvania College                         President’s Office
Walter C. Butler, Admissions Counselor, BS,          Sarah Hayes-Brown, Records Office
  Duquesne University                                  Assistant, BA and BE, St. Thomas
Melissa M. Carvajal, Admissions Counselor,             University, NB, Canada
  Lancaster, BS, Lebanon Valley College              Rebecca Heid, Enrollment Assistant,
Kristi A. Castanzo, Graphics Specialist,               Lehigh Center, MBA, Johnson & Wales
  BFA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania             University; BS, The Pennsylvania State
Keith Cohick, Part-time Librarian, MLS                 University
  and MEd, University of Pittsburgh; BA,             Brittany L. Helm, Administrative Assistant,
  Dickinson College                                    Lancaster Center, BS, Shippensburg
Jen Correll, Registrar, BS, Messiah College            University
La’Toya Craighead, Traditional Admissions            Andrea Hoffman, Admissions Assistant
  Counselor, BS, Indiana University of                 / CHS Coordinator, BA, Susquehanna
  Pennsylvania                                         University
Rebecca Cummins, Traditional Admissions              Samantha M. Jaffe, Accounts Payable
  Counselor, BS, Shippensburg University               Associate, BS, Shippensburg University
Sarah J. Davidson, CRM Administrator,                Lalena Jimenez, Receptionist, Central
  Marketing, BFA, Kutztown University                  Pennsylvania College
Kimberly Diep, Marketing Associate, BS,              Sandra Lancaster, Admissions Office
  The Pennsylvania State University                    Manager, AS, Central Pennsylvania
Courtney L. Drahovsky, Admissions                      College
  Event Coordinator, BS, East Stroudsburg            Edward Liesch, Students Services Dean, BA,
  University                                           Shippensburg University; York College
Christine Ely, Financial Planning                    William Lindsey, Traditional Admissions
  Coordinator, MBA, Colorado Technical                 Counselor, MBA, Phoenix University; BA,
  University; BA, Cabrini College                      Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Shawn Flickinger, Safety and Security                Amy Lloyd, Financial Aid Counselor, MEd,
  Officer, Central Pennsylvania College                 Indiana University of Pennsylvania; BA,
Kelly Fox, Financial Planning Coordinator,             University of Pittsburgh
  BS, Clarion University

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Nancy D. Lockwood, Assistant Registrar,             Stacey N. Scott, Admissions Director, BS,
  Records and Registration, AS, Minnesota             Central Pennsylvania College
  School of Business, Rochester Area                Brian J. Shelley, Lancaster Dean, PhD,
  Community College                                   Oxford Graduate School; MA, Moody
Christopher Lombardo, Safety and Security             Graduate School; BS, Lancaster Bible
  Officer                                              College
David Lopez, Lehigh Valley Coordinator,             Kathy J. Shepard, Financial Aid Counselor,
  Continuing Education                                BA, University of Pittsburgh
Megan N. Luft, Online Enrollment                    Stephen D. Shoemaker, Assistant Database
  Counselor, University of Phoenix                    Administrator, MBA, The Pennsylvania
Kristen M. Markus, Online Enrollment                  State University; BS, Shippensburg
  Director, MM, University of Phoenix; BS,            University
  Slippery Rock University                          Ronnice T. Terry, Transcript Evaluator,
Barbara Maroney, Continuing Education                 BS, Duquesne University; ASB, Central
  Dean, MEd and BSW, Temple University;               Pennsylvania Business School; The
  Indiana University of Pennsylvania (ABD)            Pennsylvania State University
Michelle S. Meiser, Continuing Education,           Michael D. Thompson, Career Services
  Lancaster Coordinator, AS, Central                  Associate, MA, Ball State University; BS,
  Pennsylvania College                                Edinboro State College
Megan E. Memoli, Residence Life Director,           Richard Varmecky, CPA, Chief Financial
  BA, Elizabethtown College                           Officer, BA, St. Vincent College
Todd A. Milano, President, BSIM, Krannert           Melissa Vayda, Vice President and Chief
  School of Management, Purdue University             Academic Officer, EdD, Argosy University;
Janice R. Moore, Dean of Students, EdM,               MA, The Pennsylvania State University;
  Temple University; BS, The Pennsylvania             BA, Dickinson College
  State University                                  Ron Wells, Facilities Services
Edward J. Moran, Admissions Counselor,              Mary E. Wetzel, Marketing Services
  MEd and BS, Millersville University                 Director, BSEd, Shippensburg University
Elizabeth Morgan, Assistant to the Dean of          Erika L. Wilkinson, Online Education
  Students, Goldey Beacom Business School             Coordinator, MEd, Bloomsburg
Elizabeth A. Morgan, Part-time Librarian,             University; BS, State University of New
  MLS, Clarion University; BA, Mansfield               York at Oneonta
  University                                        Joshua Williams, Information Technology
Kent Mummau, Student Involvement                      Support Specialist, Central Pennsylvania
  Coordinator, BA Liberty University                  College
Kathleen Panza, Strategic Initiatives               Michael Womick, Safety and Security
  Director, AA, Harrisburg Area                       Officer
  Community College                                 Tami S. Zdunski, Administrative Assistant,
Molly Pinkerton, Accounting Associate, AS,            Academic Affairs, AA, Harrisburg Area
  McCann School of Business                           Community College
Diane Porterfield, Librarian, BS, Indiana            Shannon D. Zeller, Continuing Education
  University of Pennsylvania; Clarion                 Director, BS, Central Pennsylvania
  University                                          College; ASB, Central Pennsylvania
Don Reinhart, Safety and Security Officer              Business School
William F. Rhinier, Jr., Financial Planning
  Coordinator, Lancaster/Lehigh Valley,
  BS, Central Pennsylvania College; AAS,
  Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Beth Romanski, Continuing Education
  Admissions Counselor, BS, University of
  Delaware
Patricia Rudy, Facilities Office Assistant
Christopher Rutter, Safety and Security
  Coordinator

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ADVISORY COUNCIL                                       Sgt. Harold F. Hartman, Pennsylvania State
                                                         Police (retired), Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Graham S. Hetrick, F.D., B.C.F.E., Dauphin
Accounting                                               County Coroner, Harrisburg, PA
R. Pete Gum, Chief Executive Officer,                   John Kilduff, Vice President, Pennsylvania
  Harrisburg Builders Exchange, Harrisburg,              League of Credit Unions, Harrisburg, PA
  PA                                                   Thomas R. Klinger, III, Federal Corrections
Keith R. Huntzinger, CPA, CPP, MST,                      Specialist, Federal Bureau of Prisons,
  Mechanicsburg, PA                                      Lewisburg, PA
Charles L. Kern, Chairman and CEO, Kern                Christy J. McElhinny, Special Agent,
  and Company, PC, Camp Hill, PA                         Federal Bureau of Probation and Parole,
Brad Morgan, CPA, Vice President of                      Harrisburg, PA
  Finance/Controller, Giant Food Stores,               Dennis McMaster, Chief of Police, East
  LLC, Carlisle, PA                                      Pennsboro Township, Enola, PA
Karen Nickerson, HERSHA, New                           William J. Page, Law Enforcement
  Cumberland, PA                                         Instructor, Cumberland Perry
Paula Pottinger, HERSHA, New                             Area Vocational Technical School,
  Cumberland, PA                                         Mechanicsburg, PA
Paul Sheaffer, Jr., Controller (retired),              Todd Rudy, Trooper, Pennsylvania State
  IntelliMark, Mechanicsburg, PA                         Police, Harrisburg, PA
Tom Welsh, CPA, Hamilton & Musser, PC                  Timothy Shellenberger, Corporate
  CPAs, Mechanicsburg, PA                                Director, Safety and Security, Hershey
                                                         Entertainment and Resort Company,
                                                         Hershey, PA
Communications                                         Serell Ulrich, Part-time Faculty, Criminal
Matt Lane, Foundation Director, Central                  Justice, Central Pennsylvania College,
  Penn College and VP of PRSA Central PA                 Summerdale, PA
  Chapter
Liz Letcavage, Freelance Public Relations,             Digital Arts
  Harrisburg, PA
Kristin Snow, Ph.D., Commonwealth of                   Tom Castanzo, Principle, Primo 106,
  Pennsylvania Department of General                     Harrisburg, PA
  Services                                             Gabriel Dunmire, Illustrator, GGS
Kristin Wright, Anchor, abc27, Harrisburg,               Information Services, Inc., York, PA
  PA                                                   Chad Edwards, Executive Director, The
                                                         HBG Broadcast Network, Harrisburg, PA
                                                       Craig Petrou, Web Master, PSECU,
Criminal Justice                                         Harrisburg, PA
Regina Bellish, Victims Compensation                   Kirstin Snow, PhD, Director,
  Division, Pennsylvania Commission                      Commonwealth Media Services,
  on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD),                       Harrisburg, PA
  Harrisburg, PA                                       Laura Sturgeon, Technical Illustrator/Writer
Mary Ann Cebulesky, Defense Intelligence                 III, GGS Information Services, Inc., York,
  Agency (DIA) (retired), West Fairview, PA              PA
Terry Davis, Director, Dauphin County
  Adult Probation and Parole, Harrisburg,              Entrepreneurship and
  PA                                                   Small Business
Dave L. Falgoust, Director, Security Services,
  Pinnacle Health Systems, Harrisburg, PA              Michael DiSante, Co-owner, Philly Pretzel
Beth Gardner, Department of Corrections,                 Factory, Camp Hill, PA
  Division of Planning/Research/Statistics/            Romayne Johnson, President and Owner,
  Grants, Camp Hill, PA                                  The Drexel Group, Camp Hill, PA
Corky Goldstein, Esq., Attorney, Harrisburg,
  PA
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Finance                                              Management
Chad Bowser, Representative, Primerica               James T. Bennett, Sergeant, Middletown
  Financial Services, Fort Washington, PA              Police Department, Middletown, PA
Michael S. Midtvedt, Sr., Financial Advisor,         Guido Romagnoli, Marketing Director,
  Prudential Securities, Lemoyne, PA                   Maple Leafs Foods, Inc., Toronto, Canada
James Poole, Financial Advisor,                      Anthony Terrace, Application Consultant,
  PRIMERICA Financial Services,                        Ajilon Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA
  Dillsburg, PA
                                                     Marketing
Homeland Security                                    Amy Beamer, Partner, Pavone, Harrisburg,
Chief Bernard Dugan, Fairview Township                 PA
   Police Department                                 Kimberly Bindl, Financial Literacy Manager,
Fern Harmon, Emergency Management                      AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union,
   Specialist, Pennsylvania Emergency                  Mechanicsburg, PA
   Management Agency                                 Matthew Potter, Associate Store Manager,
David L. Holl, Lieutenant/Assistant Chief              Aeropostale, Lancaster, PA
   of Police, Township of Derry Police
   Department                                        Medical Assisting
Stephen J. Shaver, Director, Dauphin
   County Emergency Management Agency                Jeannie Bower, BS, NRCAMA, Central
Chief Dave Spots, Mechanicsburg Police                 Pennsylvania College
   Department                                        Charles E. Darowish, DO, FAAP, Darowish
J. Theodore Wise, Director of Public Safety            and Associates, PC, Harrisburg, PA
   for Cumberland County                             Amanda Feeser, CPC, Oculoplastic
                                                       Consultants, Harrisburg, PA
                                                     Nancy Lockwood, Central Pennsylvania
Legal Studies                                          College
Sandy Ballard, Esq., Dauphin County Bar              Joyce Morley, RN, Manager, Good Hope
  Association, Harrisburg, PA                          Family Physician, PC, Enola, PA
Karen Comery, Esq., Senior Deputy                    Franklin T. Seidlich, MD, FACOG,
  Prosecutor York County, York, PA                     Harrisburg, PA
Malinda Elliott, Paralegal, Goldberg                 Katie Springman, Docuscript, CCC. Camp
  Katzman, Harrisburg, PA                              Hill, PA
Georgia Erimee, Human Resources                      Carrie Widdowson, MEd, Chair, Associate
  Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency, New            Degree Programs, Central Pennsylvania
  Cumberland, PA                                       College
Adam Goldfeder, Assistant Counsel,
  U.S. Navy – Office of General Counsel,              Office Administration
  Mechanicsburg, PA
Brandon Hanks, Paralegal, Clymer &                   Andra Dobson, Manager, Administrative
  Musser, Lancaster, PA                                Services, Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Camp
Ruth Kissinger, Paralegal, CGA Law Firm,               Hill, PA
  York, PA                                           Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino
Kathryn J. Peifer, Esq., Executive Director,           and Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA
  Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client               Lori Gonsar, Director of Benefit and
  Security, Mechanicsburg, PA                          Compensation Services, Select Medical
Christopher Schmidt, Esq., Law Clerk,                  Corporation, Mechanicsburg, PA
  Commonwealth Court, Harrisburg, PA                 Megan Smeltz, Tristarr Staffing, Lemoyne,
James M. Zugay, Esq., Recorder of Deeds,               PA
  Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA                     Linda L. Ward, Supervisor, Pennsylvania
                                                       Blue Shield, Camp Hill, PA


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Paralegal                                             Technology
Naomi Atkins, Part-time Faculty, Central              Ebby Abraham, Department of Public
  Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA                  Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Sheila Britt, Esq., Attorney, Dauphin County            Harrisburg, PA
  Domestic Relations, Harrisburg, PA                  Mark Foster, Foster Consulting, Harrisburg,
Jennifer Brown, Paralegal, Surety                       PA
  Administrators, Reading, PA                         Carl Heininger, One System Consulting,
Brandi Buckles, Paralegal, Pennsylvania                 Harrisburg, PA
  Department of Transportation, Harrisburg,           Kathir Ramalingam, Adept Consulting,
  PA                                                    Harrisburg, PA
Mary T. Geraets, Legal Secretary, Angino &            Mike Romano, Appalachia Technologies,
  Rovner, P.C., Harrisburg, PA                          Mechanicsburg, PA
Genesis Griffin, Paralegal, Nationwide                 Julie Snyder, Adept Consulting, Harrisburg,
  Insurance, Harrisburg, PA                             PA
Kelly J. Helsel, Paralegal, Fundamental               Kerry Tenhusien, Adept Consulting,
  Administrative Services, Sparks, MD                   Harrisburg, PA
Kathy Kohr, Paralegal, Lavery, Faherty,
  Young & Patterson, Harrisburg, PA                   Travel and Tourism Operations
Daphne Moore, Director of Human
  Resources, McNees, Wallace & Nurick,                Harry Cheadle, CTC, AAA Travel,
  Harrisburg, PA                                        Harrisburg, PA
Joe Ricci, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Harrisburg,         Margaret Richcreek, Owner, Richcreek
  PA                                                    Vacation Center, Harrisburg, PA
Jean Shaw, Esq., Staff Attorney, Nationwide           Roxanne Steel, Business Development
  Insurance Company, Harrisburg, PA                     Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami,
Amy Wenger, Office Manager, Wix, Wenger                  FL
  & Weidner, Harrisburg, PA                           Carlson Wagonlit, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
                                                        / SATO Travel, Elaine Balducci, Area
                                                        Manager, Alexandria, VA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Brian Cardin, PT, C.Ped., Cardin and Miller
   Physical Therapy, Carlisle, PA
Jim Clahane, PT, Drayer Physical Therapy
   Institute, Harrisburg, PA
Jeff Conforti, DPT, Conforti Physical
   Therapy, Lemoyne, PA
Claudia Gazsi, PT, MHA, Assistant
   Professor, Director of Clinical Education,
   Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Jennifer Harlacher, DPT, HealthSouth
   Rehab Hospital of York, York, PA
Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, Kauffman-
   Gamber Physical Therapy, Lancaster, PA
Chad Madden, PT, Madden Physical
   Therapy, Harrisburg, PA
Patricia Rohde, PT, CCCE, PinnacleHealth
   Systems, Harrisburg, PA
Hersh Shukla, PT, Orthopedic and Spine
   Physical Therapy, Carlisle, PA
Chuck Wolfe, DPT, First Choice Rehab,
   Halifax, PA 17032



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ACADEMIC CALENDAR                                     Summer Term 2011
                                                      Monday, July 11, 2011 - summer term begins
2010-2011                                               for evening students
Summer Term 2010                                      Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - summer term begins
Monday, July 5, 2010 - summer term begins               for day students
  for evening students                                Monday, September 5, 2011 - college closed -
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - summer term                   affected classes see Blackboard*
  begins for day students                             Saturday, September 24, 2011 - summer term
Monday, July 12, 2010 - day classes follow              ends
  Tuesday schedule
Monday, September 6, 2010 - college closed -
                                                      Fall Term 2011
  affected classes see Blackboard*
                                                      Monday, October 10, 2011 - fall term begins
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - summer term
                                                        for evening students
  ends
                                                      Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - fall term begins
Fall Term 2010                                          for day students
Monday, October 4, 2010 - fall term begins            Thursday, November 24, 2011 - college
  evening students                                      closed - affected classes see Blackboard*
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - fall term begins           Friday, November 25, 2011 - college closed -
  for day students                                      affected classes see Blackboard*
Thursday, November 25, 2010 - college                 Saturday, November 26, 2011 - college closed
  closed - affected classes see Blackboard*             - affected classes see Blackboard*
Friday, November 26, 2010 - college closed -          Sunday, November 27, 2011 - college closed
  affected classes see Blackboard*                    Saturday, December 24, 2011 - fall term ends
Saturday, November 27, 2010 - college closed          Monday, December 26, 2011 - college closed
  - affected classes see Blackboard*
Sunday, November 28, 2010 - college closed
                                                      Winter Term 2012
Saturday, December 18, 2010 - fall term ends
                                                      Monday, January 9, 2012 - winter term begins
Winter Term 2011                                        for evening students
Monday, January 3, 2011 - winter term begins          Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -winter term
  for evening students                                  begins for day students
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - winter term begins         Saturday, March 24, 2012 - winter term ends
  for day students
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - winter term ends
                                                      Spring Term 2012
Spring Term 2011                                      Monday, April 9, 2012 - spring term begins
Monday, April 4, 2011 - spring term begins              for evening students
  for evening students                                Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -spring term begins
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - spring term begins             for day students
  for day students                                    Monday, May 28, 2012 - college closed -
Monday, April 25, 2011 - college closed -               affected classes see Blackboard*
  affected classes see Blackboard*                    Saturday, June 23, 2012 - spring term ends
Monday, May 30, 2011 - college closed -               * Note: During holiday related closings, students are
  affected classes see Blackboard*                    responsible for Blackboard related course work. If your
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - spring term ends            class meeting time is impacted by a holiday closing,
                                                      faculty will post an assignment online prior to the
                                                      holiday closing, with an indicated due date. Failure to
                                                      access and complete the assignment constitutes a failing
                                                      grade for the lesson and an absence. It is the student’s
                                                      responsibility to make sure he/she understands the
                                                      expectations of the faculty.




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IMPORTANT DATES                                     Career Expo – On-campus job fair for Central
                                                    Penn students and alumni.
& EVENTS
                                                    Discovery Days – Prospective students get the
July 5, 2010 – New Student Move-in Day              chance to sit in on classes and tour the campus
July 6, 2010 – New Student Orientation              with a current student in their desired major.
July 17, 2010 – Showcase Saturday
July 21, 2010 – Part-time Job Fair                  Fall Harvest – Current students and their
August 21, 2010 – Saturday Visit Day                families, as well as, alumni celebrate Central
September 2, 2010 – Networking Reception            Penn’s Homecoming and join the campus
September 18, 2010 – Saturday Visit Day             community for a fun-filled day.
October 3, 2010 – New Student Move-in               Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
October 4, 2010 – New Student Orientation           Days – A day of workshops for FBLA Clubs
October 18, 2010 – FBLA Workshop                    which include a keynote speaker, mini-
October 23, 2010 – Saturday Visit Day               sessions, lunch, and a tour of the campus. Pre-
October 16, 2010 – Fall Harvest                     registration is required.
October 27, 2010 – Fall Career Expo                 Networking Reception – An opportunity for
November 2, 2010 – Discovery Day                    students to engage in a business networking
November 13, 2010 – Fall Open House                 experience with area human resource
December 11, 2010 – Saturday Visit Day              professionals and alumni.
January 3, 2011 – New Student Move-in Day
January 3, 2011 – New Student Orientation           New Student Move-in – New resident
January 15, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day               students move into their campus residences.
February 2, 2011 – Discovery Day                    New Student Orientation – (Mandatory)
February 21, 2011 – Winter Visit Day                New freshmen will receive workshops to orient
March 19, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day                 them to the college campus and prepare them
April 2, 2011 – Junior Reception                    for academic success.
April 4, 2011 – New Student Move-in Day             Open House – Campus is open to the public for
April 4, 2011 – New Student Orientation             tours, program presentations, demonstrations,
April 22 & 23, 2011 – Closer Look Weekend           and question-and-answer sessions.
April 21, 2011 – Networking Reception
May 6, 2011 – Commencement                          Part-time Job Fair – A job fair, which
May 11, 2011 – Business Partner of the Year         introduces students to area employers seeking
   Breakfast                                        part-time employees.
May 21, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day                   Visit Days – Saturday visits set aside for
June 18, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day                  prospective students and their families to visit
July 10, 2011 – New Student Move-in Day             the campus and meet with the admissions
July 11, 2011 – New Student Orientation             team.
July 16, 2011 – Showcase Saturday (Summer           Showcase Saturday – Prospective students
   Open House)                                      and families can visit the campus and sit
August 20, 2011 – Saturday Visit Day                in on program presentations, financial aid
                                                    presentations, and tour the campus.




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DIRECTIONS TO CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE

   From The East - Take I-76 West (PA                                From The South - Take I-83 North to Rt.
Turnpike) get off at Exit 247 (Harrisburg                         581 West (Exit 41A). Follow Rt. 581 West to
East). Take center lane to I-83 North toward                      I-81 North (Exit 1A). Take I-81 to Exit 65
Hazleton/Lewistown. Follow signs to I-81.                         (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the first red
Take I-81 South toward Carlisle. Take Exit 65                     light and turn right onto Valley Road. Travel
(Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the first red                       one mile. The campus of Central Penn is on
light and turn right onto Valley Road. Travel                     the left at the intersection of Valley Road and
one mile. The campus of Central Penn is on                        B Street.
the left at the intersection of Valley Road and                      Or...
B Street.                                                            Take Rt. 15 to Rt. 581 West. Follow Rt. 581
   Or...                                                          West to I-81 North (Exit 1A). Take I-81 to
   Take I-78 West. This road will merge with                      Exit 65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the
I-81 South. Stay on I-81 South and take Exit                      first red light and turn right onto Valley Road.
65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South to the first                        Travel one mile. The campus of Central Penn
red light and turn right onto Valley Road.                        is on the left at the intersection of Valley Road
Travel one mile. The campus of Central Penn                       and B Street.
is on the left at the intersection of Valley Road                    From The West - Take I-76 East (PA
and B Street.                                                     Turnpike) to Exit 226 (Carlisle). Go north on
   From The North - Take Routes 11 &                              I-81 to Exit 65 (Enola). Take 11 & 15 South
15 South or I-81 South to Exit 65 (Enola).                        to the first red light and turn right onto Valley
Take 11 & 15 South to the red light and turn                      Road. Travel one mile. The campus of Central
right onto Valley Road. Travel one mile. The                      Penn is on the left at the intersection of Valley
campus of Central Penn is on the left at the                      Road and B Street.
intersection of Valley Road and B Street.




Central Pennsylvania College, in accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, does not discriminate on the
basis of marital status, race, color, sex, age, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, handicap or sexual preference
in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment practices, financial aid, or other college-administered
programs.
The statements in the catalog are for the purposes of information. The College reserves the right to change the
requirements and regulations, including tuition and fees, as necessary without prior notice. Nothing in this catalog
may be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student or prospective student and Central Pennsylvania
College.
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INDEX                                                                     C
                                                                          Campus Life ............................................... 19
A                                                                         Campus Services ........................................ 20
Academic Calendar .................................. 133                  Capstone/Internship................................... 28
Academic Degree Requirements ................ 22                          Car on Campus .......................................... 24
Academic Dishonesty ................................. 22                  Central Penn Experience, The.................... 24
Academic Dismissal ................................... 22                 Certificate Programs ............................. 35, 66
Academic Philosophy ................................... 6                 Changing Your Major ................................ 24
Academic Probation ................................... 23                 Classroom Disruption ................................ 25
Academic Programs.................................... 35                  Class Scheduling ........................................ 25
Academic Progress ..................................... 23                Class Size ................................................... 25
Academic Year ............................................ 23             CLEP Exams ............................................. 26
Accounting and Advanced Accounting                                        College in High School .............................. 25
  Certificate Program ................................ 66                  Common Hour........................................... 34
Accounting Program (Associate) ................ 54                        Communications Program (Associate) ....... 54
Accounting Program (Bachelor) ................. 41                        Computer Classrooms and Labs ................ 20
Accreditations and Approvals ....................... 7                    Computer Information Systems Program
Admission Information ................................ 7                    (Associate) .............................................. 55
Advisory Council...................................... 130                Computer Services ..................................... 20
Alcohol-free and Drug-free Campus ......... 23                            Conduct Philosophy ............................... 3, 25
American Disabilities Act Compliance ...... 23                            Continuing Education Offerings ......... 36, 37
Appearance Philosophy .......................... 3, 24                    Core Values................................................... 6
Application Deadline ................................... 9                Corporate Communications Program
Application Procedures................................. 9                   (Bachelor) ............................................... 44
Applied Science Degree in Physical                                        Counseling ................................................. 22
  Therapist Assistant Requirements .......... 52                          Course Descriptions ................................... 70
Articulation Agreements ............................ 24                     Accounting ............................................. 71
Associate Academic Planning Pages .143, 145                                 Allied Health .......................................... 72
Associate in Applied Science Degree                                         Arts......................................................... 76
  Programs .......................................... 35, 51                Biology ................................................... 77
Associate in Applied Science Degrees                                        Business .................................................. 77
  Requirements.......................................... 53                 Chemistry ............................................... 82
Associate in Science Degree Programs .... 35, 51                            Communications .................................... 82
Associate in Science Degrees                                                Criminal Justice ...................................... 86
  Requirements.......................................... 52                 Digital Arts ............................................ 89
Attendance Philosophy .......................... 3, 24                      English ................................................... 92
Auditing ..................................................... 24           Geography .............................................. 94
B                                                                           History ................................................... 95
Bachelor Academic Planning Pages ......... 141                              Homeland Security................................. 98
Bachelor of Science Degree Programs .. 35, 39                               Honors.................................................... 97
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements . 40                                Humanities ............................................. 99
Big Eight Philosophies ................................. 3                  Immersion ............................................ 102
Billing and Payment Dates ......................... 12                      Interdisciplinary Studies ....................... 101
Blended Courses ......................................... 24                Internships ............................................ 103
Board of Directors .................................... 125                 Language .............................................. 107
Business Administration Program                                             Legal Studies/Paralegal ........................ 104
  (Bachelor) ............................................... 42             Mathematics ......................................... 108

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  Office Administration .......................... 109                        Financial Aid Academic Progress Policy .... 17
  Philosophy ............................................ 110                Financial Information................................. 12
  Physical Development .......................... 110                        Foreign Transcripts ..................................... 12
  Physical Therapist Assistant ................. 113
                                                                             G
  Political Science .................................... 111
                                                                             Grade Level Advancement Policy .............. 19
  Psychology ............................................ 112
                                                                             Grades ........................................................ 27
  Science .................................................. 114
                                                                             Graduation Fee........................................... 13
  Sociology .............................................. 115
                                                                             Grievance Policies ...................................... 27
  Student Success .................................... 116
  Technology ........................................... 116                 H
  Travel .................................................... 122            History of Central Penn ............................... 5
Course Load ............................................... 25               Homeland Security Management Program
Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development                                       (Bachelor) ............................................... 46
  Program, The .................................. 34, 104                    Housing ...................................................... 19
Credential Evaluation Services ................... 12                        Housing Procedures ................................... 10
Credit-by-examination Policies .................. 25                         Housing Security Deposit .......................... 12
Credit Hour Definition .............................. 26                      Human Resources Certificate Program ...... 67
Criminal Justice Administration Program
                                                                             I
  (Bachelor) ............................................... 45
                                                                             Important Dates & Events ....................... 134
Criminal Justice Program (Associate)......... 56
                                                                             Incomplete Grades ..................................... 23
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) ... 26
                                                                             Information Technology Program
Customer Satisfaction ................................ 26
                                                                               (Bachelor) ............................................... 47
D                                                                            Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program .. 67
Deans List .................................................. 26             International Student Application.............. 10
Death Investigation Certificate Program.... 66                                Internship/Capstone................................... 28
Degree Requirements ................................. 35
                                                                             L
Digital Arts Program (Associate) ............... 57
                                                                             Leadership Across the Curriculum ............. 33
Directions to Central Penn....................... 135
                                                                             Leadership Development Program
Directories ................................................ 125
                                                                               Planning Section .................................. 147
Dropping or Adding Courses ..................... 26
                                                                             Leadership Toolkit ..................................... 34
Drug-free Schools and Communities Act
                                                                             Learning Disabilities .................................. 23
  Amendments, The .................................. 30
                                                                             Legal Studies Program (Bachelor).............. 49
Dual Enrollment ........................................ 25
                                                                             Library ........................................................ 21
E                                                                            Lifelong Learning and Credits ............. 10, 28
Early Warning ............................................ 27
                                                                             M
Employment After Graduation .................. 21
                                                                             Marketing Program (Associate) ................. 58
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                                                                             Medical Assisting Program (Associate) ...... 59
  Program (Associate) ............................... 57
                                                                             Message from the President, A..................... 4
F                                                                            Midterm Warning ...................................... 28
Faculty ...................................................... 125           Mission ......................................................... 6
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
                                                                             O
  (FERPA), The ........................................ 30
                                                                             Office Administration Program (Associate) 60
Fees............................................................. 12
                                                                             Off-site Courses ......................................... 28
Financial Aid .............................................. 14
                                                                             Online Courses ........................................... 28


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P                                                                        T
Paralegal Program (Associate) .................... 60                    Textbooks ................................................... 13
Part-time Employment .............................. 21                   Transfer ...................................................... 11
Payment...................................................... 13         Transfer Student Application Procedures ... 11
Philosophies and Policies............................ 22                 Travel and Tourism Operations Program
Physical Disabilities.................................... 23               (Associate) .............................................. 63
Physical Therapist Assistant Program                                     Tuition ........................................................ 12
  (Associate) .............................................. 61
                                                                         U
Physically Challenged Accommodations.... 20
                                                                         Undeclared Major....................................... 29
Proof of Eligibility ........................................ 7
                                                                         Uniforms .................................................... 13
R
                                                                         V
Reacceptance .............................................. 29
                                                                         Vision ........................................................... 6
Readmission ............................................... 29
Refresher Training ...................................... 29             W
Refund and Distribution Policy .................. 13                     Withdrawal ................................................ 30
Registration ................................................ 29
Registration Fee.......................................... 12
Repeating Courses ...................................... 29
Roommates................................................. 20

S
Scholarships................................................ 17
Smarthinking.............................................. 22
Special Academic Opportunities ................ 29
Standardized Testing After Admission ...... 10
Student Activities ....................................... 20
Student Assistance ..................................... 21
Student Definitions ...................................... 7
Student Leadership Training Institute ....... 34
Student Services ......................................... 22
Student Services Philosophy ...................... 19
Student / Technology Fee........................... 13
Student Tutors ............................................ 21




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Academic Planning Pages
140
                              Bachelor of Science Degree
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

   *Bachelor degree students must limit the number of online courses to not exceed 61 credits.
All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number                Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
       STS005          The Central Penn Experience                              1
Required Humanities credits: 18 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are required
9 other credits - at least 6 credits must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
Course Number                Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits     Grade
      ENG100              English Composition I                                 3
      ENG110               Oral Communications                                  3
      ENG200              English Composition II            ENG100              3




Required Social Science Credits: 12 credits; either IDS100 or IDS105 and 9
additional credits – at least 6 of which must be taken at the 200 level or higher
Course Number                Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits     Grade
      IDS100 or           Freshman Seminar or
                                                                                3
      IDS105            College Success Seminar




Math and Science: 15 credits; 3 credits in math taken at the 200 level
or higher; 3 credits in science at the 200 level or higher
Course Number                Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits     Grade




Open Electives: 15 credits; at least 12 must be taken at the 300 level or higher
Course Number                Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits     Grade




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Program/Concentration Requirements: credits vary
Course Number             Course Name              Prerequisites   Credits   Grade




Concentration Requirements: credits vary
Course Number             Course Name              Prerequisites   Credits   Grade




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                        Associate in Science Degrees and
                      Associate in Applied Science Degree in
                           Physical Therapist Assistant
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Associate degree students must limit the number of online courses to not exceed 34 credits.

All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
       STS005          The Central Penn Experience                             1
Required Humanities credits: 12 credits; ENG100, ENG110, and ENG200 are required
3 credits other than ENG200 must be taken at the 200 level or higher
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
      ENG100              English Composition I                                3
      ENG110              Oral Communications                                  3
      ENG200              English Composition II           ENG100              3


Required Social Science Credits: 9 credits; either IDS100 or IDS105
and 6 additional credits; 3 credits at the 200 level or higher
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
      IDS100 or           Freshman Seminar or
                                                                               3
      IDS105            College Success Seminar



Math and Science: 9 credits; 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science;
at least 3 credits must be taken at the 200 level or higher
   Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites      Credits     Grade




General Education Electives: 6 credits
Course Number               Course Name                Prerequisites       Credits    Grade



Program/Concentration Requirements: credits vary




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Course Number   Course Name         Prerequisites   Credits   Grade




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                   Associate in Applied Science Degree in
           Digital Arts, Medical Assisting, Office Administration,
                    and Travel and Tourism Operations
                             ACADEMIC PLANNING PAGES

  *Associate of Applied Science degree students must limit the number of online courses to not
                                        exceed 29 credits


All students must also take STS005 The Central Penn Experience.
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
       STS005          The Central Penn Experience                            1
Required Humanities credits: 9 credits; ENG100, and ENG200 are required
3 credits other than ENG200 must be taken at the 200 level or higher
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
      ENG100              English Composition I                               3
      ENG200             English Composition II            ENG100            3


Required Social Science Credits: 6 credits; either IDS100 or IDS105 and 3 additional credits
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits    Grade
      IDS100 or           Freshman Seminar or
                                                                              3
      IDS105            College Success Seminar


Math and Science: 6 credits; 3 credits in math and 3 credits in science
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits    Grade



General Education Electives: 3 credits
Course Number               Course Name               Prerequisites       Credits    Grade




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Program/Concentration Requirements: credits vary
Course Number            Course Name               Prerequisites   Credits   Grade




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              Leadership Development Program Planning Section
                           PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM
   The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program is open to all students pursuing a
degree. This selective program allows students to develop their leadership skills to further improve
preparation for their career or advancement in their chosen career. The program is setup to allow
students to choose from three distinct designation levels to match their interests. The program
involves an application process with the Leadership Development Program Committee. Upon
acceptance, participants are expected to take ownership and responsibility for meeting designation
level requirements. In order to ensure successful completion of The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
Development Program, it is a necessity for participants to maintain on-going communications with
the Leadership Development Committee and respective Academic Advisors. Students interested
in The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program should contact the Academic Dean
for an application to begin the process.
Universal Aspirations for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
   The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program expects students to continuously
meet and exceed the challenges of leadership beyond earning high grades in preselected courses.
During the pursuit of earning one of the designation levels, the applicant must also demonstrate
active leadership participation in terms of student or leadership organizations. By obtaining a well-
rounded Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program experience between theoretical and
practical activities, one can gain the exposure needed to meet the overall objectives covered in all
designation levels.
•    Students will judge the value of a process or product through critical reading, discussion,
     and analysis in order to gain knowledge and recognition of leadership as a practicing process
     within a multitude of organizations.
•    Students will develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style and how it
     correlates to business practices and decisions.
•    Students will expand their knowledge base, understanding, and appreciation for varied
     social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic values to compare the perceptions of followers and
     leaders based on those followership styles.
•    Students will integrate effective written and oral communication into daily business and
     professional practices in order to discover how to handle and communicate effectively
     within a group or team setting.
   Along with the opportunity for such designation, comes the challenge for the student
to continuously serve and improve oneself, the team, and the community. This program will
enable the student to obtain that competitive, leadership edge regardless of the situation in the
professional world.
   Students participating in the standard or advanced sections of The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
Program will meet the above objectives and take the following coursework per designated level. The
Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program standard and advanced level are appropriate
for associate and bachelor degree level students. Also, certain specifications may differ due to field-
related program accreditation requirements.




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Standard Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program

                                                     Associate
                                                     Applied
  Course
                 Course Name         Prerequisites Science (DA/         Special Alerts     Credits Grade
  Number
                                                     MA/OA/
                                                      TRV)**


                                                                        3 extra credits
                                                                       may be required
               Communications                                         for COM courses
 COM215                                 PHI105        Humanities
                  Ethics                                               counting also as
                                                                       program degree
                                                                        requirements.

                 Leadership in
  SOC400                               ENG200        Social Science          -----
                   Society

                                                        General
  PHI105             Ethics                 None       Education             -----
                                                       Electives

**Note: DA (Digital Arts), MA (Medical Assisting), OA (Office Administration), TRV (Travel and Tourism
Operations)

Advanced Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program

                                                         Assoc.
                                                       in Science
  Course                                                Degree/
                 Course Name         Prerequisites                      Special Alerts     Credits Grade
  Number
                                                     Assoc.in App.
                                                       Sci.PTA*

                  Nature of
  IDS325                                PHI105       Social Science          -----
                  Leadership
                Martin Luther
  HIS315                               ENG200        Social Science          -----
                    King
                                                        General
  PHI105             Ethics                 None       Education             -----
                                                       Electives

                                                                        3 extra credits
                                                                       may be required
                                                        General
               Communications                                         for COM courses
 COM215                                 PHI105         Education
                  Ethics                                               counting also as
                                                       Electives
                                                                       program degree
                                                                        requirements.

*Note: PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant)




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Honors Designation Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program Objectives
   For Bachelor degree seeking students who wish to challenge themselves to expand their horizons
a bit further, they can apply for acceptance into the honors level of The Craiger C. Parker Leadership
Development Program. In addition to reaching the overarching objectives of the program, students
involved in this level will also refine application of theory by meeting the following additional objectives:
•     Students will differentiate between leadership and management concepts by analyzing and
      reviewing variety of processes.
•     Students will explore and examine leadership roles within their chosen career field through
      the demonstration of professional competence and confidence.
•     Students will discuss the knowledge needed to develop and motivate followers.
•     Students will gain knowledge on and techniques to continually improve an organization by
      using critical thinking, problem solving, and various research methods to support decisions.
Honors Designation Level for The Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program
  Course
              Course Name Prerequisites        Bachelor      Special Alerts Credits Grade
  Number
     PHI105            Ethics             None          Humanities             -----
    PSY100 or      Psychology or
                                          None        Social Science           -----
     SOC100          Sociology
                   Leadership in
    SOC400                              ENG200        Social Science           -----
                     Society
                    Nature of
     IDS325                              PHI105       Social Science           -----
                    Leadership
                                                                        3 to 9 extra credits
                                                                         may be required
                   Principles of                          Open           for BUS courses
     BUS220                               None
                   Management                            Electives       counting also as
                                                                         program degree
                                                                           requirements
                                                                        3 to 9 extra credits
                                      BUS220 and                         may be required
                  Organizational       PSY100 or          Open           for BUS courses
     BUS365
                    Behavior            SOC100           Electives       counting also as
                                                                         program degree
                                                                           requirements
                  Organizational                                        3 to 9 extra credits
                     Change            BUS220 for                        may be required
    BUS402 or     Management or        BUS402 or          Open           for BUS courses
     BUS401       Organizational       BUS365 for        Electives       counting also as
                     Process            BUS401                           program degree
                   Improvement                                             requirements
                  Martin Luther                           Open
     HIS315                             ENG200                                 -----
                      King                               Electives
                                       Please refer
                   Leadership
    LDS400 or                            to catalog       Open
                    Project or                                                 -----
    HON400                              for specific      Electives
                  Honors Project
                                      requirements.

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                                               2011-2012 Academic Calendar

                             JULY 2011                         AUGUST 2011                        SEPTEMBER 2011
   Summer Term


                 S    M     T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W     T    F    S
                                           1    2         1     2    3    4    5    6                         1    2    3
                  3    4    5    6    7    8    9    7    8     9   10   11   12   13    4    5     6    7    8    9   10
                 10   11   12   13   14   15   16   14   15    16   17   18   19   20   11   12    13   14   15   16   17
                 17   18   19   20   21   22   23   21   22    23   24   25   26   27   18   19    20   21   22   23   24
                 24   25   26   27   28   29   30   28   29    30   31                  25   26    27   28   29   30
                 31

                           OCTOBER 2011                       NOVEMBER 2011                       DECEMBER 2011
                 S    M     T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S
   Fall Term




                                                1               1    2    3    4    5                         1    2    3
                  2    3    4    5    6    7    8    6    7     8    9   10   11   12    4    5     6    7    8    9   10
                  9   10   11   12   13   14   15   13   14    15   16   17   18   19   11   12    13   14   15   16   17
                 16   17   18   19   20   21   22   20   21    22   23   24   25   26   18   19    20   21   22   23   24
                 23   24   25   26   27   28   29   27   28    29   30                  25   26    27   28   29   30   31
                 30   31

                           JANUARY 2012                       FEBRUARY 2012                        MARCH 2012
   Winter Term




                 S    M     T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S
                  1    2    3    4    5    6    7                    1    2    3    4                         1    2    3
                  8    9   10   11   12   13   14    5    6     7    8    9   10   11    4    5     6    7    8    9   10
                 15   16   17   18   19   20   21   12   13    14   15   16   17   18   11   12    13   14   15   16   17
                 22   23   24   25   26   27   28   19   20    21   22   23   24   25   18   19    20   21   22   23   24
                 29   30   31                       26   27    28   29                  25   26    27   28   29   30   31


                            APRIL 2012                          MAY 2012                            JUNE 2012
   Spring Term




                 S    M     T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S    S    M      T   W    T    F    S
                  1    2    3    4    5    6    7               1    2    3    4    5                              1    2
                  8    9   10   11   12   13   14    6    7     8    9   10   11   12    3    4     5    6    7    8    9
                 15   16   17   18   19   20   21   13   14    15   16   17   18   19   10   11    12   13   14   15   16
                 22   23   24   25   26   27   28   20   21    22   23   24   25   26   17   18    19   20   21   22   23
                 29   30                            27   28    29   30   31             24   25    26   27   28   29   30


Summer Term:
  Evening Students Begin: Monday, July 11, 2011         End: Saturday, September 24, 2011
  Day Students     Begin: Tuesday, July 12, 2011        End: Saturday, September 24, 2011
                   Monday, September 5, 2011 - Labor Day-College Closed - affected classes see
                   Blackboard
Fall Term:         Begin: Monday, October 10, 2011 End: Saturday, December 24, 2011
                   Thursday - Sunday, November 24 - November 27, 2011 -
                   Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed - affected classes see Blackboard
Winter Term:       Begin: Monday, January 9, 2012       End: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Spring Term:       Begin: Monday, April 9, 2012         End: Saturday, June 23, 2012
                   Monday, May 28, 2012 - Memorial Day - College Closed - affected classes see
                   Blackboard
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                  Important phone numbers                                                                    Inclement Weather
office                                                                          phone         In cases of inclement weather or other emergency
Academics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2202            situations, Central Pennsylvania College will
Activities and Athletics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2530                        announce schedule changes through the college
Business  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2224          Website www .centralpenn .edu, student emails,
Career Resource Center  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2262                          and the answering service . Schedule changes
Comm Center  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2390                may include moving classroom courses to
Computer Help Desk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 4357                        Blackboard during inclement weather . During
Dean of Students  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2202                    these situations, students must use Blackboard to
Facilities  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2258        access their coursework .
Financial Aid  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2261
Housing  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2398           On days when the college is having a modified
Library  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2280        snow schedule, it is considered a casual dress day .
Maintenance  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2264
Operator  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0   The modified snow schedule of classes is as
President .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2237          follows:
Records & Registration  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2229
Scoozi Café  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2293 or 2304                       Normal Class Time     Snow Schedule
Security .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2364 or 982-1808                          7:30 a .m .        9:00 - 9:45 a .m .
Student Services  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2390                       8:40 a .m .        9:55 - 10:40 a .m .
Student Services Dean  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .ext . 2273                           9:50 a .m .        10:50 - 11:35 a .m .
Vice President/Chief Academic Officer  .  .ext . 2202                                            11:00 a .m .       11:45 - 12:30 p .m .
                                                                                                 12:10 p .m .       12:40 - 1:25 p .m .
                                                                                                 1:20 p .m .        1:35 - 2:20 p .m .
                                                                                                 2:30 p .m .        Return to regular schedule




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